Students use documents from California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900, in American Memory to create a script depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of immigrants who settled California between 1849 and 1900. The finished product will be a script containing links to illustrative written materials, images, and sound files from the Library of Congress online collections.
Students will be able to:
- Explore California As I Saw It, 1849-1900 and identify primary sources that illustrate the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of settlers in California from 1849-1900.
- Develop and implement search strategies that effectively locate primary sources relative to specific inquiries.
- Search photographic, text, and audio collections in American Memory.
- Create a script with links to photographic, textual, and audio collections in American Memory.
- Two weeks
Recommended Grade Level
- Immigration & Ethnic Heritage
- Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900
- National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Colette Richardson and Steve Davidson