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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

Citizenship Test
An Immigrant's Story
Ellis Island
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Family History Project
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Christmas Gift
Citizenship Test I
More Popular Immigration Printables

Lesson Plans

An Immigrant's Story
Immigrant Families
Immigrants' Experiences
Country of Origin Comparison
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
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
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Homesick: My Own Story
Immigration Reading Warm-Up: Ellis Island
A Step from Heaven
More Popular Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Immigration Activities for Math Class

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

Art & Music Activities on Immigration

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

Immigration & Families Resources

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

Immigration Resources for History Class

The Pilgrim Story
Chinese Working on the Railroad
Immigration Venn Diagram
Citizenship Test II
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
Facts About Immigration
1920's Timeline
More Popular Immigration Resources for History Class

Geography Resources on Immigration

U.S.-Cuba Relations
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
U.S.-Cuba Relations Three Paragraph Essay Assessment
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Homesick: My Own Story Projects
More Geography Resources on Immigration

References

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

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