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Peak Immigration Years

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Social Studies


In this activity, students will analyze political cartoons that compare past and present issues on immigration. They will consider the cartoonist's point of view, how the cartoonist makes his or her point and what perspectives or considerations are not presented in the illustration. They will also think about and share their own ideas regarding issues raised in these cartoons.


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Last updated: August 21, 2015