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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.


An Immigrant's Story
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Citizenship Test
Ellis Island
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Family History Project
Citizenship Test I
More Popular Immigration Printables

Lesson Plans

An Immigrant's Story
Immigrants' Experiences
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
Immigrant Families
Country of Origin Comparison
Lee Yick: Fighting Racism
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
The Keeping Quilt
Immigration Picture Prompts
Immigration Reading Warm-Up: Ellis Island
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Eve Bunting: A Teacher's Guide to Her Books
Homesick: My Own Story
More Popular Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Immigration Activities for Math Class

U.S. Immigration
Statue of Liberty Math
Immigration Research
Immigrant Statistics
Graphing Ancestry Groups
Math and Ethnic Origins
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

My History
Karen Cushman's Novels: A Discussion Guide
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
Family Group
More Immigration & Families Resources

Immigration Resources for History Class

The Pilgrim Story
Facts About Immigration
Coming to America
Immigration Venn Diagram
Citizenship Test II
1920's Timeline
The Statue of Liberty's History
More Popular Immigration Resources for History Class

Geography Resources on Immigration

U.S.-Cuba Relations
Homesick: My Own Story Projects
Bridge to America Teacher's Guide
A Reader's Guide for My Ántonia
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Christmas Gift
Australia's Migration Patterns
Saving Kabul Corner Curriculum Guide
More Geography Resources on Immigration


Explanation of the Naturalization Process in the U.S.
Chinese Working on the Railroad
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
Immigrant Population Locations in the U.S., 1997
Immigration to the U.S. 1901-1996
More Immigration References

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