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Students research and describe what happens to immigrants coming to America today. It is designed to get students thinking about the similarities and differences in immigrant experiences over the past 100 or so years.
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Our Side of the Story: African Americans Share Their Experiences of Slavery
Seventh graders listen to a variety of folktales sharing experiences of slavery. As a class, they compare and contrast reading a story and telling a story. They participate in a role play activity to discover the journey of a slave and...
7th English Language Arts
Traveling Cat Flown Home to Family
Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Aloha, Hawaii - Our 50th State - a Crossing of Cultures
Learners become familiar with the circumstances of the Hawaiian people and the changes that took place when Europeans arrived on the islands. In addition, students learn of customs and lifestyles of both groups of people.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Action for the Great Lakes
Middle schoolers review the geography of the Great Lakes and explore their importance in depth. In groups, they conduct Internet research on a topic related to the Great Lakes. Then they formulate a plan of action to address one of these...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History