Read Kansas! Middle School - M-25 The Hmong Migration
This lesson explores the reasons one group of Southeast Asians, the Hmong, migrated to Kansas. Students will analyze a primary source artifact (a textile story cloth). Students will use historical thinking skills to "read" the artifact. They will read a brief essay about the Hmong and answer the question they raised from reading the artifact. Then they will record a piece of their personal, family, class, or community history in a visual medium and have other students "read" their story. This lesson is designed to take two class periods.
Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 6, Indicator 5 The student explains the reasons Southeast Asians migrated to Kansas after 1975 (e.g., church and community organizations, the fall of Southeast Asian governments).