Unit 1
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Introduction of the Topic

Background and Rationale:

The purpose of this unit is to introduce the topic of Famine Irish immigration to Iowa. This unit is designed for American Studies grades ten to twelve , complete with resources and activities.

Why? This introduction is necessary to build background information for a thorough understanding of the topic.

Components of this unit are:

Lesson #1: Causes of Migration
-Map Exercise

Lesson #2: Pre-famine Irish History
-Discussion of the Individual Project
-Background Knowledge Inventory
-Reading #1: Introduction