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Immigration Teacher Resources

Studying immigration brings to light the many interesting and diverse cultures in the world. Browse our lessons, printables, references, and articles below for ideas on how to enhance your curriculum in this area. You'll find statistics on U.S. immigration, lessons on Ellis Island, information on the Pilgrims, and much more for grades K-12. Improve students' reading skills as they learn about the lives of immigrants with our language arts activities.

Printables

The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
An Immigrant's Story
Citizenship Test
Citizenship Test I
Immigration Picture Prompts
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Newcomer's Welcome Book
More Popular Immigration Printables

Lesson Plans

An Immigrant's Story
Lee Yick: Fighting Racism
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
Immigrant Families
Country of Origin Comparison
Immigrants' Experiences
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
More Immigration Lesson Plans

Immigration & Pilgrims

Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

The House on Mango Street
Ellis Island
The Keeping Quilt
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The Matchbox Diary Teacher's Guide
Homesick: My Own Story Projects
A Step from Heaven
More Popular Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Immigration Activities for Math Class

U.S. Immigration
Immigration Research
Immigrant Statistics
Math and Ethnic Origins
Graphing Ancestry Groups
Statue of Liberty Math
Country Facts
More Immigration Activities for Math Class

Art & Music Activities on Immigration

Easy-to-Make Fiesta Favorites
Decorated Bowls
More Art & Music Activities on Immigration

Immigration & Families Resources

Family History Project
My History
Family Group
Karen Cushman's Novels: A Discussion Guide
Eve Bunting: A Teacher's Guide to Her Books
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
More Immigration & Families Resources

Immigration Resources for History Class

Citizenship Test II
Chinese Working on the Railroad
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
1920's Timeline
Facts About Immigration
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Homesick: My Own Story
More Popular Immigration Resources for History Class

Geography Resources on Immigration

States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
U.S.-Cuba Relations
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
U.S.-Cuba Relations Three Paragraph Essay Assessment
My Trip to America
Bridge to America Teacher's Guide
More Geography Resources on Immigration

References

Explanation of the Naturalization Process in the U.S.
Foreign-Born Population in United States
Immigrant Population Locations in the U.S., 1997
Immigration to the U.S. 1901-1996
More Immigration References

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