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Lesson Process

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DAY ONE:

We will review the evolution of Irish and Italian governments as studied in the World History I curriculum (Medieval and Renaissance history). We will answer the following questions using past notes, homework, and readings:

  1. How did the fall of the Roman Empire affect the nation politically, religiously, militarily, and economically?
  2. How did the nation emerge from the Dark Ages?
  3. Was it able to form a functioning, unified government? Why or why not?
  4. What was the nation’s relationship with the Catholic Church?
  5. What was the nation’s role in the Protestant Revolution?

Map of Boston showing new division of wards, 1886You will then be divided into groups of four to answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you think the Irish and the Italians would want to immigrate to the United States? Specifically to Boston?
  2. Do you predict any religious tension between the Americans and the immigrants? If so, what? Why?
  3. Do you predict any political tension between the Americans and the immigrants? If so, what? Why?

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Image: Map of Boston showing new division of wards, 1886.
Courtesy of the Normal B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.