Monday, December 7, 2009

Interactive Immigration Map

In my school's US History curriculum, we stress patterns and enduring themes. One of the themes we talk about throughout the year is waves of immigration. The New York Times has an excellent interactive map showing immigration data from 1880 through 2000. The map shows the origins of immigrants and where they settled. The timeline on the map allows users to easily change the data that is displayed. Users can also choose to display one country of origin or all countries of origin.















Thanks to the US History Teachers blog for the link to this map.


Applications for Education
I'm sure that the NY Times interactive immigration map will be making an appearance or two in my US History course when we begin to study immigration at the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century.