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
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