Lesson Plan

Unauthorized Immigration and the US Economy

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As part of a study of immigration and the U.S. economy, class members assume the role of newspaper editors to determine which submitted letters to print on their paper's editorial page to present a balanced view of the debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Revise the four letters to reflect current issues, arguments, and legislations
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a series of 11 resources designed to be used in order
  • Designed to address national and California History standards
  • Be sure a protocol is in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • The handouts are dated (copyright 2009) and do not reflect current issues, debates, or legislations
  • The nine-page packet includes an overview of the project, a step-by-step plan, the four model letters, an immigration fact sheet (dated), and a graphic organizer
  • The information sheets and the letters would need to be revised to reflect the current immigration debate