A Nation of Immigrants

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The United States is a nation of immigrants, a patchwork of cultures and traditions. To underscore this concept class members examine primary source documents, especially those related to Ellis Island, to better understand the immigrant experience. Individuals then research and share their own immigrant history and create a square for a class quilt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If using the activity with a main stream class, have individuals research their family's immigration story
Classroom Considerations

  • While designed for ESL/ELD classes, the exercise is also appropriate as part of a study of immigration in mainstream classes

  • The 25-page packet includes the plan, images, worksheets, graphic organizers, and a template for the writing assignment

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