Immigration in Civil War-era Mississippi

These lesson plans help students explore the experiences of immigrants in Civil War-era Mississippi as they wrestled with their rights as citizens or non-citizens, asked questions about draft, and faced questions of disloyalty.

Lesson Plans

Grade 3

Grade 8

Grade 12

Further Reading

For further reading, see The Mississippi Encyclopedia for related entries, including: "Ethnicity" and specific ethnic groups/topics here


Al Wheat is a seven-year classroom educator in Mississippi Public Schools. Al now serves as Director of Education for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.