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Postcard for the Documentary "Farmingville," Growth of Latino Populations in U.S. Cities, 2000

Percent increase in Latino population by city

Percent increase in Latino population by city

Hofstra University Special Collections, HOF_80
 
Document Description
Postcard advertising the documentary "Farmingville," and showing the growth of Latino populations in U.S. Cities, 2000.
 
Questions
Why do you think Latinos would immigrate to these cities?
Which city has the greatest increase in Latinos?
What does the author mean by “hypergrowth”?
Find the city closest to you. What percent of Latino growth has there been?
What percentage increase of Latinos has Orlando, Florida, experienced?
 
Historical Challenges
Choose three cities from the list and find the most recent number of Latinos living in those cities.
On a map of the United States, mark these hypergrowth cities. Do you notice any patterns or can you draw any conclusions?
 
Interdisciplinary Connections
Math: What is another way of saying 100%, 200%, 300%?
English Language Arts: Write a classified ad that would attract immigrants to two of these cities.
 
Resources
The New York Public Library and George Ochoa. 1998. The New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History: A Book of Answers for Kids. Jossey-Bass, 1998.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/farmingville/
Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, Video Documentary: Farmingville, 2003
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/hisref.htm
New York State Library, "Selected Hispanic and Latino Websites."
 

 

Historical Context
The population of the United States in 1966 was 200 million people. By 2006 the population had grown by 100 million people, to 300 million. This large increase includes gains and losses from births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.

The distribution of ethnic groups in America is changing. In 1966 the white population was 167.2 million. Blacks comprised the next most populous group, with 22.3 million people. In 1966 there were 8.5 million Hispanics and 1.5 million Asian or Pacific Islanders living in the United States. By 2006 there were 201 million white people, 44.7 million Hispanics, 38.7 million blacks, and 14.3 million Asian or Pacific Islanders. Since 1966 Latinos have become the largest growing ethnic group in the United States.
 
Essential Question
How does immigration impact local communities?
 
Check for Understanding
Identify the main idea of this poster and explain the influence of immigration on these communities.