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Foreign-Born Population in United States

10 most common places of birth; 2000 Census

2000
rank
Place of birth Number 1990
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Place of birth Number 1980
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Place of birth Number
1 Mexico 7,841,000 1 Mexico 4,298,000 1 Mexico 2,199,000
2 China 1,391,000 2 Philippines 912,000 2 Germany 849,000
3 Philippines 1,222,000 3 Canada 744,000 3 Canada 842,000
4 Inda 1,007,000 4 Cuba 736,000 4 Italy 831,000
5 Cuba 952,000 5 Germany 711,000 5 United Kingdom 669,000
6 Vietnam 863,000 6 United Kingdom 640,000 6 Cuba 607,000
7 El Salvador 765,000 7 Italy 580,000 7 Philippines 501,000
8 Korea 701,000 8 Korea 568,000 8 Poland 418,000
9 Dominican Republic 692,000 9 Vietnam 543,000 9 Soviet Union 406,000
10 Canada 678,000 10 China 529,000 10 Korea 289,000

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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.