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Immigration, Urbanization, and Identity

The Progressive Era City

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before viewing the photos and doing the activities, students should be able to:

  • Understand the terms “immigration” and “urbanization.”
  • Understand the concept of cultural identity, and be able to provide examples (e.g., through food, clothing, art, language, religion, cultural symbols, etc.).
  • Understand the concept of child labor.
  • Understand the concept of propaganda.

Grade Level

Middle & High School

Classroom Connections

English Language Arts
Literature
Social Studies
U.S. History

Curriculum Snapshot

  • The rapid urbanization caused by waves of immigrants coming from eastern and southern Europe, as well as from China, from the 1880s–1920s
  • Child labor practices that were commonplace in mills, factories, and mines
  • Immigrants struggling to maintain their cultural identity in the midst of creating a new home in the United States

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