The Voyage of the MS St. Louis: The Refugees No Country Wanted

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will read primary and secondary sources, calculate distance, and locate places on a map to discover the history of MS St. Louis, a ship of Jewish refugee passengers that no country would accept. This lesson is designed to make students aware of an extraordinary event in history that has relevant connections today. This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Author: 
Mary McBride
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions