Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Immigration Syllabus

Collaborative projects are becoming an increasingly popular way to tap into the diverse perspectives, educational experiences, and understandings of students, scholars, and the general public. The #ImmigrationSyllabus is a website and educational resource that exemplifies the value of such collaborative efforts. We love that this resource is not just helpful for educators; the #ImmigrationSyllabus includes a number of memoirs, films, and online collections that will broadly appeal to anyone interested in the historical roots of this enduring issue. Nearly two dozen prominent history scholars have collaborated to create the Immigration Syllabus, a rich collection of resources for teaching America's immigration history. Published by the University of Minnesota (home of the Immigration History Research Center) and co-sponsored by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, the Immigration Syllabus is a carefully curated collection of primary and secondary sources. Collectively, these resources illuminate the voluntary and forced migrations of people to the United States from the colonial era through the present day. This online syllabus is chronologically arranged into fifteen weeks, each centering on a key theme or question. Weekly themes include Why Study Immigration?; Mass Migration and the Rise of Federal Immigration Law; and Family, Gender, and Sexuality. Within each weekly section visitors will find hyperlinks to suggested readings and resources, many of which are digitized and freely available online. This collaborative project may be of special interest to history researchers and instructors working in higher education or advanced high school settings.
Archived Scout Publication URL
Date Issued
January 26th, 2017
Date of Scout Publication
May 26th, 2017
Date Of Record Creation
February 15th, 2017 at 10:49am
Date Of Record Release
February 15th, 2017 at 11:47am
Resource URL Clicks
Add Comment


(no comments available yet)