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What Is the American Dream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
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History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
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Post Civil War America: Immigration, Industrialization, and Child Labor

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A gallery of photographs from 19th century America adorn these slides, bringing stark reality to a lesson about immigration and industrialization. The breadth and length of this presentation would lend well to a long-term history unit,...
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Immigration and Ancestors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
We are all immigrants to this country and the study of immigration can help young scholars connect to history in a personal way. Students will listen to audio clips from the Ellis Island web site, discuss the treatment of immigrants in...
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History of Immigration Through the 1850s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone living in the United States today is a descendant from an immigrant—even Native Americans. Learn about the tumultuous history of American immigration with a reading passage that discusses the ancient migration over the Bering...
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U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
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The Economics of Immigration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Immigration is a topic that likely affects every member of your class, no matter how many generations of their families have been born in the United States. Learn about the reasons economists argue that immigration is ultimately helpful...
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The Rights of Immigrants in the United States

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Based on their understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Migrants in the United States, groups adopt a human rights perspective and analyze media reports to evaluate how the US is addressing the rights...
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Arizona v. United States — States and Immigration Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of immigration law, class members read a summary of the Supreme Court case, Arizona v. United States. They then examine a series of examples and acting as federal court judges, must determine if the scenarios meet the...
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A New America: The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Many dream of coming to America, but few may enter. The lesson plan explores the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965 and how it changed immigration policies in the United States. Academics learn how immigration quotas impacted Western...
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Welcome Immigrants!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research immigration to find out why people from Europe, Asia, and elsewhere left their homelands during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then they determine what living conditions were like when immigrants first settled...
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Coming to America: U.S. Immigration

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Analyze primary source documents relating the conditions under with prompted American immigration. Learners will analyze information in order to create a six-panel pamphlet. Much of the activity is not available but the key objectives...
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Nativism and Myths about Immigrants

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
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Becoming American: Immigration Experiences

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the process of becoming American.  In this US History lesson plan, 11th graders examine the challenges that immigrants face in the United States.  Students create a mini phrase book that would help immigrants...
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Illegal Immigration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should immigrants who illegally reside in the United States be eligible for citizenship? With information about undocumented immigrant population estimates, sanctuary cities, and unaccompanied immigrant children, pupils consider the pros...
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Immigration Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit Ellis Island Immigration Museum (as a field trip or a virtual visit) and pretend to be Italian immigrants to the United States. They write a journal entry detailing their first week in the United States. They interview an...
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Immigration Illumination Project Curriculum Materials

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Gain an understanding of the complex topic of immigration with a collection of resources. Class members engage in a series of activities designed to give them insight into the factors that influence immigration policies and the effects...
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An Immigrant's Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students collect photos of immigrants coming to the United States. They write fictional journal entries for one of the photographs.
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Immigration - A Promise of Better Life

For Teachers 5th
What a great way to discuss European immigration in the 1700's to 1800's in America. Learners identify regions where immigration occurred, list the reasons people moved to the United States, and interview an immigrant about their...
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Immigration in Spain

For Teachers 11th - 12th
How many people immigrate to Spain illegally each year? Both the United States and Spain see a lot of illegal immigration. Advanced learners will read various articles, compare and contrast the situation in both countries, and discuss...
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Exploring Oral Histories of Angel Island Immigrants

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Empowered by the previous lesson where they interviewed a family or community member, young historians examine Angel Island immigrants' oral histories. They use a matrix to record their interpretation of the feelings of the immigrant....
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A Nation of Immigrants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States is a nation of immigrants, a patchwork of cultures and traditions. To underscore this concept class members examine primary source documents, especially those related to Ellis Island, to better understand the immigrant...
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Ports of Immigration: Angel Island and Ellis Island

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewYoung historians travel back to the past to explore immigration in the United States. Scholars match images of immigrants to Angel and Ellis Island. The activity also includes a worksheet and a short group discussion to understand...
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Immigration: Experiencing Ellis Island

For Students 8th
An interactive tour permits young scholars to follow the path of immigrants as they arrive in the United States and are processed at Ellis Island Immigration Station. Packed with photos, videos, and charts, the resource gives texture to...

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