Social Studies - 4th Grade
Standard 2 Objective 2
5 class periods of 30 minutes each
Students will understand why the Chinese and Irish immigrated to the U.S. and Utah and what they did when they got here.
Students will understand what brought the immigrants to the U.S.? Why they came to Utah and how they got here.
Read Coolies. Discussion of book:
Read Passages from the Book- The Journal of Sean Sullivan. Discussion of information asking similar questions.
As a class develop a Venn-diagram showing differences and similarities of the two groups.
Given a map of the west plot what they think the course of the Central and Union Pacific R.R. was as they come together at Promontory. Then go over and plot the actual route of the tracks. Small group activity.
Read the story -- Ten Mile Day
As a class make predictions as to what the R.R. workers did after the completion of the railroad. What did they do? Where did they go?