IHI is partnering with Antiracist APUSH to adapt immigrant history lesson plans for the AP U.S. History curriculum! All lesson plans and activities will be fully aligned to AP standards. The first lesson plan, on Chinese labor and the transcontinental railroad, is now available and can be downloaded here.
The purpose of Antiracist APUSH is to help students identify and expose the racist policies that have led to the deplorable racial disparities in American society. This is achieved by exposing students to the research of leading professional historians. As Antiracist APUSH's founder, AP U.S. History teacher Matt Vriesman, notes: "Much structural change and healing is needed. As history teachers, we have an immense responsibility to confront racism and call it what it is."
The first lesson plan is aligned with AP U.S. History topic 6.8 (Immigration in the Gilded Age) and topic 6.2 (Westward Expansion). includes a full slide deck, lesson plan, and activities for students to practice document-based analysis and thesis-writing skills. Download the materials here.
Additional lesson plans will be coming out soon!
Read about the latest updates on the Immigrant History Initiative's projects.