For homework, students watch my video on the 1920s. Today in class I wanted to focus on the immigration part of the 1920s. After reviewing nativism and the notes portion of the video, we analyzed a couple political cartoons about immigration, including one found in the period 7 review sheet.
We spent a lot of time discussing the Red Scare, Palmer Raids, and ideas that were considered radical during that time.
For the last 10-15 minutes of class, the students worked on a Short Answer Question I created about the First Great Migration:
- Briefly explain how ONE of the following was most significant in African Americans moving to the North and West during and after World War I.
- Escaping Segregation
- Racial violence
- Limited economic opportunity in the South
- Provide ONE piece of historical evidence that supports your choice in part a.
- Briefly explain why one of the other options is not as significant a reason for African Americans moving to the North and West during and after World War I.
Have a great night!