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Topic: Immigration in the United States, late 19th century 

United States History

 Standard 17.  Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands patterns of immigrant life after 1870 (e.g., where people came from and where they settled; how immigrants formed a new American culture; the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of different immigrant groups; ways in which immigrants learned to live and work in a new country)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands where immigrants came from after 1870
     2.Understands where immigrants settled after 1870
     3.Understands how immigrants formed a new American culture after 1870
     4.Understands the challenges of immigrant life after 1870
     5.Understands the opportunities of immigrant life after 1870
     6.Understands the contributions of different immigrant groups after 1870
     7.Understands the ways in which immigrants learned to live in a new country after 1870
     8.Understands the ways in which immigrants learned to work in a new country after 1870
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the background and experiences of immigrants of the late 19th century (e.g., how the immigrants differed from those of the early 19th century in numbers, motives, origins, ethnicity, religion and language; how Catholic and Jewish immigrants responded to discrimination; attitudes toward immigrants)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the background of immigrants of the late 19th century
     2.Understands the experiences of immigrants of the late 19th century
     3.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in numbers
     4.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in motives
     5.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in origins
     6.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in ethnicity
     7.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in religion
     8.Understands how the immigrants of the late 19th century differed from those of the early 19th century in language
     9.Understands how Catholic immigrants responded to discrimination in the late 19th century
     10.Understands how Jewish immigrants responded to discrimination in the late 19th century
     11.Understands the attitudes toward immigrants in the late 19th century
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands challenges immigrants faced in society in the late 19th century (e.g., experiences of new immigrants from 1870 to 1900, reasons for hositility toward the new immigrants, restrictive measures against immigrants, the tension between American ideals and reality)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the experiences of new immigrants from 1870 to 1900
     2.Understands the reasons for hostility toward the new immigrants in the late 19th century
     3.Knows about the restrictive measures against immigrants in the late 19th century
     4.Understands the tension between American ideals and reality in the late 19th century
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influence of public education on American society after 1870 (e.g., the role of public and parochial schools in integrating immigrants into mainstream America, how the rise of public education and voluntary organizations promoted national unity and American values)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of public schools in integrating immigrants into mainstream America
     2.Understands how the rise of public education promoted national unity
     3.Understands how the rise of voluntary organizations promoted national unity
     4.Understands how the rise of public education promoted American values

World History

 Standard 37.  Understand major global trends from 1750 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the experiences of immigrants to North and South America in the 19th century
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the experiences of immigrants to North America in the 19th century