Immigrants from every corner of the globe have come to America in search of new opportunities. In the process, they have helped to make this country the rich and diverse place we know today. Students will learn the various reasons people come to America through oral histories of recent and historic immigrants. Students also explore one of the most important aspects of American immigration history — Ellis Island as the preeminent immigration port of the early 1900s. Several graphing activities encourage students to explore immigrant history that exists in their own classroom and practice data analysis and research skills.

"Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" encompasses material appropriate for a number of grades. Most activities can be used with students between grades 3 to 8. However, some activities feature content that is appropriate for younger grades. Learn more about these activities and how they can to fit your classroom's needs.
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