Immigration: Why Did They Come?
Students analyze immigration trends/waves by entering data in a spreadsheet, creating bar and pie graphs, determining the time period of greatest immigration for a given nationality. They research the economic reasons for the exodus.
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable