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People from around the world immigrated to the United States and then made their way to the Adirondack Mountains. They brought their rich cultural heritage with them and helped shape the food, customs, and architecture we enjoy today. This episode explores why people searching for a better life moved to the region.
Louis Seymour known as “French Louie”. Seymour came to the Adirondacks from Canada and became a successful trapper and guide. (P042230)
Adirondack homesteaders, c. 1890 (P036249)
Header Image: Iron miners at the Joker Mine in Mineville, NY, c. 1907 (P047737)
Read-aloud. Students can follow along while listening. Download a copy of the transcripts here.
Vocabulary. Explore new words. Students will be listening to high level vocabulary in context. Have them identify the definition. Click here for the vocabulary page.
For 4th grade. Listen to the episode as an extension of the Immigration Social Studies Inquiry unit.
RESEARCH. Use the US Census, one of the most reliable sources for data on American citizens and residents. Download a cheat sheet for an interactive class activity here.
Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.