Teaching Resources

Immigration and Migration

Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Framing Soo Hoo Lem Kong

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8

Immigrant America

Curriculum Subjects: Geography Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Norwegian Immigration in the Nineteenth Century

Curriculum Subjects: Geography, Literature Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Why Do People Migrate?

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, World History Grade Levels: 13+