Unit 2
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Famine Irish Family Migration

Background and Rationale:

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

Why? The majority of Famine Irish migrated as family units, primarily to America.

Components of this unit are:

Lesson #3: Causes of Famine
-Graphic Organizer: Causation
-Graphic Organizer: Genealogy

Lesson #4: Migration to Iowa
-Reading #2: Dennis Mullin and a Story of Family Migration
-Word Matching Exercise