Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. Class members brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if these perceptions are still present today. Using maps, groups locate the countries of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cuba, and research why emigrants left their home country. To end the instructional activity, researchers compare and contrast the music of the four countries.
- Use the resource as part of a study of the Caribbean or as part of a world music festival
- Instructors must provide audio versions of the music
- Includes personal narrative of emigrants from each country