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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   8  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.3 Understands the geographic context of global issues.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.3.1 Understands that learning about the geography of the United States helps us understand the global issue of diversity.  
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-Explains how migration and immigration instigated by the California Gold Rush led to the establishment of today's multicultural communities in the West.
-Explains how immigration caused by the transcontinental railroad led to anti-immigration sentiment that continues today.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Development and Struggles in the West, Industrialization, Urbanization, and Immigration (1870—1900)