Immigration Journeys

This Immigration Journeys lesson plan also includes:

Through the journey of four stories of immigration, scholars complete graphic organizers and apply knowledge to create a visual representation of their findings on a large poster. Third and fourth readers write a letter to their family as if they were moving to America, while fifth and sixth graders write a persuasive essay or letter regarding immigration into the United States. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a class blog to post discussion questions 
  • Schedule time in library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices for learners to explore books about immigration
  • Create a packet consisting of the lesson's worksheets for quick reference during instruction  
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity is the seventh of nine in a series that showcases family heritage
  • Requires four books related to immigration 
  • The lesson references the following resource in the series
Pros

  • The lesson's structure is clear and easy to follow 
  • Provides a list of extension activities     
Cons

  • None