During this unit you will be working on a final project in order to bring together everything that you’ve learned. You should be thinking about this unit project as you participate in each lesson, then submit the project at the end of the unit.
Students will assume the role of an immigrant similar to one of the characters in the novel Out of This Furnace and will write a 1 – 2 page letter to a friend of family member in Europe giving them advice about immigrating to the United States during the Industrial Revolution using 5 – 7 historical and character specific details.
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of life during the American Industrial Revolution?
Students will assume to role of an immigrant similar to one of the characters in the novel Out of This Furnace.
A friend or family member in Europe considering immigrating from Europe to the United States during the American Industrial Revolution.
Students will advise their friend or family about immigrating to the United States using anecdotes and references to events in their own life or immigration experience.
Product or Performance
Students will write a 1 – 2 page letter responding to a letter written by their friend or family member in Europe
Standards and Criteria for Success
Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the living conditions and lifestyles of immigrants living in the United States during the period from 1850 – 1930 by telling the story of a fictional immigrant from the era.