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Explore primary source photographs, letters and artifacts related to the themes of immigration and agriculture-based industrialization in the heartland in the Grout Museum District excursion. Each topic includes a student section, a teacher section, and library resources.

IMMIGRATION

Students

Be a Historian Introduction

Readings
What is a Primary Source?
Facts about Immigration
The Story of Immigration to Waterloo

Activity 1
Cause and Effect

Timeline of Immigration to U.S.

Activity 2
Why People Came to America Push & Pull Factors Chart

Activity 3
Explore Ellis Island
The Literacy Test

Activity 4
Emigrant Children Coming to the Land of Promise

Activity 5
Immigrant Stories of Yesterday:

Activity 6
Voices of the Past

Activity 7
One Immigrant’s Experience

Activity 8
Mystery of the Lost Trunk
1910 Price List

Activity 9
Where Did We Come From?

Activity 10
Interview an Immigrant
Example of Interview Summary


Teacher

Teacher's Overview
Classroom Activities
Extension Activities


Library

Books to Read - Nonfiction
Books to Read - Fiction

 

INDUSTRIALIZATION

Students

Introduction

Readings
Waterloo’s Early Settlement
Waterloo’s Railroad Development
Development of Mills - Early Mills
Milling in Waterloo
How a Mill Worked
Waterloo’s Meat Packing Industry
Quick Facts—Some Early Industries in Waterloo

Where Are the Women?
Mass Production, Specialization, and Division of Labor
The Railroad Comes to Iowa Railroads Helped Businesses Grow
African American Railroad Workers
The Rail Revolution

Activity 1
Cause and Result Relationships

Activity 2
Profiles of Early Ag-Businesses
Graphic Organizer – This Business is Like

Activity 3
Where Are the Women?

Activity 4
Industrial Classification

Activity 5
Production Prediction
Mass Production Matrix

Activity 6
Evolutions and Revolutions in Transportation


Teacher

Teacher's Overview
Classroom Activities
Extension Activities


Library

Books to Read - Nonfiction
Books to Read - Fiction


Maps

Prairie Pathways Transportation Map

 

OTHER TEACHER RESOURCES

Field Trip Guide

Why Take Field Trips
Trip Selection
Logistics Planning
Preparing Students before the Trip
Conducting the Trip
Activities that Occur During the Trip
Post-Field Trip Activities
Evaluating the Field Trip

Using Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?
Teaching with Primary Sources
Assets and Liabilities

Credits and Contact Info

Credits
Project Description
How to Use this Site
Internet Citation Formats
Contact Info

National Standards

National History
Information Literacy
Language Arts

 

 
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