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Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities in Maine

Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County



  • Social Studies -- Civics & Government
  • Social Studies -- History

7 days

  • 1851-1920
  • 1921-today
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Community
  • The People/Peopling of Maine

Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

  • Students will be able to use primary sources describe the challenges and opportunities for immigrants in the United States.
  • Students will practice the skills involved in analyzing primary sources.
  • Students will learn how to and practice using evidence from primary sources to support a point view.

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A resource developed by the Maine Historical Society with support from the Teaching with Primary Resources grant from the Library of Congress