You have been asked to assist the staff at the Grout
Museum of History & Science in Waterloo, Iowa in developing
a display called Immigration to America: The Iowa Experience.
Your job will be to tell the story of immigration to America, to
Iowa and specifically to Waterloo as the city was developing in the
1800s and early 1900s.
To begin your research, follow these steps:
Start by considering Key Thinking Questions which
will guide you as you begin your research on immigration.
Get the facts about immigration to America,
Iowa and Waterloo.
Find out what is a primary source.
Some of the primary sources you will work with during your research
- Interview recordings
- Newspaper clippings
These raw historical materials will help you discover the experience
of people who came to live and work in America.
Complete the following research activities to learn about the experiences
of immigrants to America.