In partnership with the Charles Hayden Foundation, we are pleased to offer Immigration: Our American Story, a free history program for high school students exploring immigration from the 18th century to the 21st century
- Watch six 30-minute lecture videos with Professor Vincent Cannato, University of Massachusetts Boston, featuring archival photographs and political cartoons on the history of American immigration. Videos will be available starting April 1, 2021.
- Attend two Q&A sessions with Professor Cannato on May 4, 2021, and May 11, 2021. Both Q&As will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.
- Have the option of taking quizzes to test their knowledge.
Teachers will have access to immigration-related
- lesson plans
- primary sources
- online exhibitions
About Immigration: Our American Story
Online Course Description
The United States is a nation of immigrants, and immigration has always been a part of the American experience. If we think like historians, we can analyze migratory patterns, push and pull factors, and public reactions to newcomers of different nationalities, races, ethnicities, and cultures. We can also study how government responses to immigration have both reflected and impacted the broader landscape of American politics throughout history and into the present day.
|Lecture 1||Introduction to US Immigration History||immigration, forced migration, assimilation|
|Lecture 2||The Mid-1800s: The Irish and the Germans||nativism, Know-Nothing Party, political machines|
|Lecture 3||Early 20th-Century Immigration: Southern and Eastern Europe||pogrom, settlement house, Progressive Era|
|Lecture 4||Chinese Immigration and Exclusion||Page Act, Chinese Exclusion Act, Asiatic barred zone|
|Lecture 5||The Quota Years||Red Scare, asylum, Bracero Program|
|Lecture 6||Post-1965 Immigration||Immigration and Nationality Act, amnesty, DACA|
|Session Date and Time||Topic|
|May 4, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET||18th- and 19th-Century Immigration|
|May 11, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET||20th- and 21st-Century Immigration|
Access course videos here starting April 1, 2021.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.