Sunday, March 14, 2004

German Immigrants: Their Contributions to the Upper Midwest

German Immigrants: Their Contributions to the Upper Midwest This lesson plan uses German immigration to the USA as a method for teaching information literacy skills, primary sources, and Web evaluation skills. It is geared towards secondary students.

From the site:

Why did Germans immigrate to the Upper Midwest in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century? What contributions did they make to the region's cultural heritage? Students use American Memory photographs and documents to answer these questions and others while strengthening their German language skills.

Content Objectives:

Students will:

gain an understanding of how contemporary lifestyles/cultures/traditions are influenced by the contributions of the settlers of that region; and

use their prior knowledge of German to discuss photographs of people.

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