Isle of Hope: Immigration and Ancestors
Students study historical facts about Ellis Island and why it's called "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears." They trace their famly histories and create their own classroom Wall of Honor.
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Who are Immigrants?
What do Jerry Yang, Patrick Ewing, John Muir, Charlize Theron, Peter Jennings, and Saint Frances X Cabrini all have in common? They are all immigrants to the United States. Famous and not-so-famous immigrants are the focus of a resource...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Coming to America: U.S. Immigration
Students study immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century. In this immigration lesson plan, students participate in activities including creating maps, responding to non fiction text, memorizing and analyzing poetry, and...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
In the Future we will all be Mixed Bloods and Mestizoes
Students examine the concept of origin and ethnicity. In this ethnic studies lesson, students engage in a variety of interdisciplinary activities including posters, and discussions to better understand our past and future.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Teaching Reading Comprehension through Social Studies Readings
Examine how immigrants have changed the environment of the United States. Individually, middle schoolers will take a pre- and post-test to assess their reading comprehension. In groups, they compare and contrast the religions of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
American Immigrants Past and Present
Students discover the history of U.S. Immigration through a series of video clips and activities. Students learn the historical motivations for immigration and are asked to identify their own country of heritage. Links to reliable online...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Where Do People Move To Or From?
Students identify countries of origin of their ancestors, graph patterns of migration to the U.S. and Hawaii, then utilize oral history as a primary document by interviewing their ancestors or parents to explain why they moved to their...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History