Visit the New York Time's "Immigration Explorer" site
1. In small groups of two or three, choose one foreign-born group from the Americas featured on the map (Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador)
2. Use the timeline to identify how the group settled across the US over time.
3. Answer these questions:
a) what changed over time in terms of numbers? identify specific statistics for each ten year period and calculate proportion to the total u.s. population. what are your guesses that explain this change?
b) where have people settled? identify most dense areas of settlement in general (Northeast, Southwest, etc. and specific counties) identify least areas of settlement. why do you think people concentrated in certain regions?
c) what changed over time in terms of where people settled? (did they keep going to the same areas? did they get more dispersed across the u.s.? what are your guesses that explain this change?
c) where have been the largest areas of settlement in the past and how does that compare to the present? why do you think this is?
d) what is the history of this foreign-born group in Minnesota? identify specific population numbers and counties of dense concentration and change over time.
1. In small groups of two or three, choose one foreign-born group from the Americas featured on the map under "Find a Country"
2. Analyze the data by types of occupation. What fields are members of this group most concentrated in? Least concentrated? What does this data tell you?
3. Compare this data with one other group of immigrants from another country in the Americas and a third country outside of the Americas. What does your comparison tell you?