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Activity 2C: Viewing Video


Summary:
Students will view a web video to learn about the Bisbee deportation.

Standard: Strand 1- American History

Grade 6- 8

Concept 1 : Research Skills for History

PO 4. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research

PO 7. Analyze the cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.

Grade 7

PO 8. Describe two points of view on the same historical event

Grade 8

PO 8. Analyze two points of view on the same historical event

Grade 7

Concept 7: Emergence of Modern United States

PO 5 c. Analyze the impact of industrialization on the United States - Unions

PO 13. Describe important events associated with World War I

High School

Concept 1: Research Skills in History

PO 3. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical research and study

Concept 7: Emergence of Modern U.S.

PO 1d. Analyze the labor movement (e.g. Bisbee deportation) to see how industrialization transformed the American economy.

PO 3: Analyze events which caused a transformation of the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

f. World War I

Activity:

The video The Bisbee Deportation of 1917: A Management-Labor Conflict in Arizona was created by two 10th grade students from Mesa High School as their entry to the 2000 National History Day competition.  It provides an overview of the deportation events.

Have students view the video and answer the following questions:
  1. What was the attitude of the Arizona government toward labor when Arizona became a state?
  2. How did World War I impact copper mining?
  3. Why did the political and business leaders in Bisbee decide to deport striking miners?
  4. List the events of July 12, 1917.
  5. What were conditions like on the cattle cars?
  6. How did the attitudes in Arizona towards labor change after the deportation?

Worksheet:

     Viewing the Video

Sources to Consult:

The Bisbee Deportation of 1917: A Management-Labor Conflict in Arizona video

* NOTE: You will need a RealMedia player to view this video. A free player can be downloaded from http://www.real.com.