Foreign-Born Population 1850-2010

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If America is a nation of immigrants, where are they from and why did they come? Demographic data and interactive maps help pupils consider answers to these questions by examining the statistics of foreign-born Americans. Features allow users to examine patterns changing over time and search by country of origin. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a WebQuest activity as a culmination for a unit on immigration
  • Ask learners to correlate immigration patterns with a timeline of world events
Classroom Considerations

  • All class members must have computer access

  • Presents data in a way that allows for easy adaptation to a variety of classroom activities
  • Search tools allow participants to create their own paths of inquiry for the statistics

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