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The Lotus Seed: Understanding Heritage and Immigration
Students compare and contrast their lives to those of children in other parts of the world, discover what life is like in Vietnam today, explore the geography of Asia, and discover their own family treasures.
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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
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Unity Representing a Nation of Immigrants
Investigate national unity in a month-long instructional activity. After creating "I am from" poems, 5th graders will construct accordion flip books, listing and illustrating reasons for settlement. Choosing illustrations, essays, or...
5th Social Studies & History
Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
Students use Web technology to access immigration history and develop an understanding of the concept of immigration. Then they develop oral history writing skills, including note-taking and conducting an interview and read for detail....
K - 8th English Language Arts
Cultural and Ethnic Heritage: Immigration Interview
Students explore global cultures by participating in an oral storytelling activity. In this immigration lesson, students discuss their own family heritage and interview parents, relatives and friends in order to pinpoint their own...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History