Go West, young man!

Artists impacts on immigrants to the US in the mid-1800's



Lessons

These three lessons explore the effect of art forms on immigrants to the United States in the mid-1800's. Students will study how the presentation of art in this time period could affect an immigrants' choice of where to live including moving to the western territories.

Making an educated decision: Where will we settle in our New World? Birds Eye View Maps, Landscapes: A new way to visualize the westward movement And that is the cruel reasy why I left old Skibbereen: The legacy of the Irish famine as displayed in music, art, and sculpture
Making an educated decision: Where will we settle in our New World?

Created by:
Debbie Hartman-McCulley, Madeline English Middle School, Everett
Birds Eye View Maps, Landscapes: A new way to visualize the westward movement

Created by:
Debbie Corleto, McGlynn Middle School, Medford
And that is the cruel reason why I left old Skibbereen: The legacy of the Irish famine as displayed in music, art, and sculpture

Created by:
Jonathon Streff and Matthew Brophy, Medford High School, Medford
Background image:
Phelps & Ensign's Traveller's Guide (1842),
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Room