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Topic: Antebellum immigration 

United States History

 Standard 10.  Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed American lives and led to regional tensions
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the lives of immigrants in American society during the antebellum period (e.g., factors that led to increased immigration from China, Ireland, and Germany; how immigrants adapted to life in the United States and to hostility from the nativist movement and the "Know- Nothing" party)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the factors that led to increased immigration from China during the antebellum period
     2.Understands the factors that led to increased immigration from Ireland during the antebellum period
     3.Understands the factors that led to increased immigration from Germany during the antebellum period
     4.Understands how immigrants adapted to life in the United States
     5.Understands how immigrants adapted to hostility from the nativist movement
     6.Understands how immigrants adapted to hostility from the "Know-Nothing" party
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how immigration affected American society in the antebellum period (e.g., the connection between industrialization and immigration, how immigration intensified ethnic and cultural conflict and complicated the forging of a national identity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the connection between industrialization and immigration
     2.Understands how immigration intensified ethnic conflict
     3.Understands how immigration intensified cultural conflict
     4.Understands how immigration complicated the forging of a national identity