Investigating Immigration and Settlement in Wisconsin
Fourth graders identify the origins of their own ancestors and possible reasons for immigration. They research immigrant groups of Wisconsin, including origins and daily life, and then create timelines depicting their settlements.
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An Immigrant’s Experience
After interviewing an immigrant about their voyage to the United States and first impressions of the country, young learners create a fictional series of journal entries and design an iMovie depicting their interviewee's story.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Where Do Our Families Come From?
After a grand conversation about immigration to the United States, scholars interview a family member to learn about their journey to America. They then take their new-found knowledge and apply their findings to tracking their family...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Immigration: Packing a Traveler's Trunk
Young scholars experience some of hardships of being an immigrant. They simulate packing for an immigration journey and decide what they and other family members would like to take. They construct a trunk and then pack and display it.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History
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
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History