There are likely members of your class who are immigrants to your country, and even more of them whose parents, grandparents, or great grandparents left their countries to find a new life. Teach seventh graders about treating immigrants with compassion and understanding with a instructional activity that focuses on discussion, research, and reflection.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect with a social studies unit when discussing the politics and history of immigration
  • Encourage groups to conduct further research on specific waves of immigration throughout history, or to study the pattern of immigration from a particular region or country
Classroom Considerations

  • As the issue of immigration can become politically charged, be sure that a protocol for respectful discussion is in place
  • The fourth lesson in a series about understanding others

  • Provides modifications for learners with diverse needs
  • Focuses on the humanitarian element of immigration

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