Armenian & Sikh Migration to California

This lesson is designed to encourage students to dive deeper into understanding of why various demographics migrated to California by learning about the Armenian and Sikh communities. Each of these groups were able to migrate and plant roots in California after facing genocide (Armenian Genocide) and severe religious persecution (Sikh). In this lesson students will teach each other about these communities and their reasons for migration, how they were treated/received once in California, and their communities integration to date.

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LESSON AND INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL

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LESSON PLAN - Armenian & Sikh Migration
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Assessment Rubric for Narrative Essay
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Group Assessment
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Presentation Assessment Ruberic
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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES

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IWitness: Armenian Genocide Education Program, USC Shoah Foundation 

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California Armenian Genocide Recognition, Armenian National Committee of America 

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The Armenian Diaspora: Migration and its Influence on Identity and Politics, by Monique Bolsajian

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Press Coverage of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1920), Appeal to Turkey to Stop Massacres, Armenian National Institute

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Press Coverage of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1920), 500,000 Armenians Said to have Perished, Armenian National Institute

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Press Coverage of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1920), Armenians Dying in Prison Camps, Armenian National Institute

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Press Coverage of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1920), Turkish Trials Begin, Armenian National Institute

Armenians in the California Raisin Industry Article PDF

Court hold Armenians are Caucasian Article PDF

Armenians in the California Raisin Industry Article PDF

Excerpt from Lions of a Great War from The American Sikh Association

Dalip Singh Saund - California Congressman

The Triumph and Tragedy of Dalip Singh Saund

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The World Was Silent: A study of the Armenian Genocide raises troubling questions of remembrance and responsibility by Sara Cohan

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Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview,  By John Kifner, New York Times

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But Why Glendale? A History of Armenian Immigration to Southern California, by Daniel Fittante at Södertörn University

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Glendale Armenians in shadows of the past, by Anthony Zurcher, BBC News

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Armenians in Los Angeles: How the local diaspora community is making a global impact, by Jane Partizpanyan, Contributor, Daily Sundial

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Armenian genocide has long been largely hidden. California schools might change that, by Mackenzie Mays, The Fresno Bee

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Armenians spent their lives demanding U.S. recognition of genocide. Victory is here, by Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times

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Armenians Came to SF to Escape Genocide. Now, Fears of That History Are Resurfacing, KQED

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Accommodation Without Assimilation, Stockton, California: The Story of Sikh Immigration Lesson Plan 

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Pioneer Sikh Migration to North America by Margaret Hill, California 3Rs Project

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How Sikhs migrated to US, fought prejudice and built a community by Vikram Doctor in On My Plate Lifestyle, ET

How Fresno, California, Became a Hotspot for Anti-Sikh Violence in America PDF