ADVERTISEMENT |  REMOVE ADS

An Immigrant's Story (United States)

Objectives

  • Students will write within a historical context by creating a character and writing about his/her experience as an immigrant.

Materials

  • Reference materials

Procedures

  1. Discuss the intent of the historical fiction genre. Some questions to consider are: Why do writers employ this genre so often? What is the typical balance between history and fiction in this genre? What are some famous examples of the genre (Shakespeare, Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, Gone With the Wind)? What historical facts did you learn from reading these works?

  2. Give students parameters for developing a character, as governed by your curriculum. Parameters may include: country of origin, year of immigration, destination, age, level of education or skills, language, solo traveler or with a family, etc.

  3. Explain the assessment criteria for this assignment. Some criteria to consider are:

  • Degree to which the reader can empathize with the immigrant in the story.

  • Accuracy and usage of historical information.

  • Writing skills.

Students will create a character who immigrates to the United States. They will base a large portion of their stories on information they have learned about immigrants.

Grades
9 |
10 |
11 |
Subjects
Themes
Family (106)

TYPE:
Lesson Plans (1,038)

Join TeacherVision today

Spend more time teaching and less time searching.
Get full, ad-free access to all our learning resources—curated and vetted by teachers
and curriculum specialists—for one-low price.

Sign Up Sign Up

Go Premium

Get unlimited, ad-free access to all of TeacherVision's printables and resources for as low as $2.49 per month. We have a plan for every budget. 

Select a plan

All plans include a free trial and enjoy the same features. Cancel anytime.
Learn more about Premium