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Grades 3-8

What happened to immigrants who came to the United States? These four lessons explore the lives of immigrants such as Jews and Italians who left Europe and Eastern Russia in the late 1800's and early 1900's to settle in the United States of America. 

Boston Power: Immigrants and Politics in the early 20th Century -- Ashley Yoerger Rome and Lawrence on Strike: The Plebeians and Bread and Roses Struggle for Equal Rights -- Luke Dedeus We are Americans! Hear our Voices! -- Joanna Newton Is There Magic to Success? -- Barbara Kennedy
Tenement Living

Created by:
Colleen Synan, Forestdale School, Malden

Created by:
Jennifer Powers, Berkowitz School, Chelsea
The North End: The Beginning of a New Life

Created by:
Matt Stone, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
Riding the Orphan Trains

Created by:
Mary Puleo, Whittier School, Everett
Background Image: Map of Boston showing North End (1890)
courtesy of the Boston Public Library's Norman B. Leventhal Map Room