Is America a melting pot?

This 1950s film “Who are the people of America?” tells a simplified story of how American culture was born: through the sharing of ideals.

Really great images from life in the 50s.

This fluffy piece could spark many great conversations in the classroom, regarding some of the topics not covered and whether it is an accurate portrayal of the immigrant experience.

American Immigration

This 1946 Encyclopedia Britannica video is made in the optimistic spirit of the post-war years.

It describes the motivation and origins of American immigrants.

Certainly the theme of the film is that the U.S. offers freedom and opportunity that is hard to find elsewhere.

If you are looking for more information about American immigration check out our PowerPoint and simulation game.