Introduction

In this lesson, you will see many primary source documents that were like "old time advertisements" to help German immigrants choose where to move to the USA. Some of the documents were for people who were literate (could read) and some were designed for people who were illiterate (could not read).

You will be a detective who examines these documents for clues that spoke to the immigrants about taking a risk and settling in "America." Then you will examine some historical newspapers, census records and maps to check if you were right. You may even find out what special traditions Germans shared with their New World.

Good luck!

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Gift for the Grangers (Creative Commons License)