Massachusetts Historical Society Center for the Teaching of History1154 Boylston StreetBoston, MA 02215Contact us at 617-646-0588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn 45 Professional Development Points or 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).
This workshop will explore the long history of immigration policy in the United States andits legacy in politics today. Our discussions will cover the wave of Irish immigration to Bostonin the mid 19th century, along with the parallel Know-Nothing anti-immigration movement,and debates over immigration restriction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,as well Progressive Era efforts to “Americanize” immigrants. This workshop will draw onitems from the Society’s rich holdings to help put contemporary debates in context.