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Ellis Island Era Immigration

Ellis Island Era Immigration

Challenges & Opportunities

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Immigration: Era of Restriction Teacher Pass


Teaching Immigration: Era of Restriction Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Challenges & Opportunities


Few historical topics are of such living interest as immigration. This is partly because so many of us are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants. But it's also because many of the issues surrounding immigration periodically recur. 

The immigration debates of today often sound a lot like the immigration debates of the past. Therefore we encourage you to take this opportunity to couple your exploration of the historical questions with an examination of the contemporary issues.