Immigration -- Coming to America
Second graders role-play to become more aware of what it was like to be an immigrant coming to America. Requirements for becoming a citizen be addressed.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Classroom Guide for Coming to America
Students discuss the pre-reading focus questions. In this reading lesson, students discuss and explore the book cover and title. Students predict what they will learn from this book. Additionally, students read to find out what life is...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Coming to America: Today's Immigrants
Students discover the origins of America by investigating ancestral immigration. In this geographical migration lesson, students research their own ancestors by creating a family tree. Students create a visual and written project about...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
Wants Vs. Needs: The Pilgrims sail to America
Young scholars work in groups to create a list of the items needed by the Pilgrims to bring to America. In this wants vs. needs instructional activity, students must agree on what should be on the list. Young scholars create their list...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History