Immerse yourself in the history of the United States. This book will take you on a journey through time to the immigrants on Ellis Island, their hopes and dreams. Will they be able to realize their American Dream? What are the consequences of increasing industrialization for the workers – men, women, and children? How do they stand up for their rights?
A multimedia history experience with films, picture galleries, and reading comprehension quizzes awaits you. It is perfect for all those who share in the excitement of history.
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Structure of the book
The module begins with an approximately 12-minute documentary film about the rise of the USA as an industrial superpower. It focuses, among other aspects, on the rising number of immigrants in the 19th century and the working conditions, for example, for child laborers or in railway construction.
The film can be played in full or in individual sequences and is an unabridged version of module 4 from our DVD production “The History of the USA 1”.
The film page is followed by accompanying texts, contemporary sources, and interactive features. Reading comprehension questions and activities offer fun ways for you to check your knowledge.
Use in school
This book was tailored for teaching practice by experienced education experts. It includes films, photo galleries, and related tasks such as quizzes to regularly check your reading comprehension. Students can therefore independently engage with the teaching material and have fun while learning about history.
You can play the films in full or by chapter – so you can watch the 5-6 minute-long clips and follow them up within a school lesson.
Films and materials are self-contained and can be used individually to prioritize specific themes.
The tasks and skills pages can be used to work on the contents and to consolidate your knowledge.
There is also a German version of this book available for German lessons.
An accompanying course on iTunes U demonstrates practical teaching scenarios using the German version of our iBooks textbook The History of the USA 1.