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Immigration: The Not So Open Door

Dennis D. Edmondson, Mt. Ararat High School, Sagadahoc County



  • Social Studies -- History

3 days

  • 1921-today
  • 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 and secondary historical sources as well as previous historical knowledge to construct a response that will display the similarities and the differences between Immigration in Maine and the nation as a whole in the 1920s; they will be able to prepare a comparative history of major developments.

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