Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: 20th Century US Immigration Law: The Bracero Program

Brief Overview of the Bracero Program & Domestic Working Permits

Author Tom Gjelten gives a summary of the history of the WWII-era Bracero program and the impact of its elimination in the 1960s.

Description

Author Tom Gjelten gives a summary of the history of the WWII-era Bracero program and the impact of its elimination in the 1960s.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What was the Bracero program? What purpose did it serve for America at the time?
  • Gjelten states that the end of the Bracero program represents the “big move of undocumented people into this country.” Why do you think he says this? Do you agree with his argument? Why or why not?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Agricultre
    • Bracero Program
    • Guest Worker
    • Illegal Immigration

    Topics

    ImmigrationU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity