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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
Citizenship Test
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Ellis Island
Citizenship Test I
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
The Statue of Liberty's History
More Popular Immigration Printables

Lesson Plans

An Immigrant's Story
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
Immigrants' Experiences
Immigrant Families
Country of Origin Comparison
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
Homesick: My Own Story Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Immigration Picture Prompts
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Moving to the City
My Trip to America
More Popular Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Immigration Activities for Math Class

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

Art & Music Activities on Immigration

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

Immigration & Families Resources

Family History Project
Family Group
My History
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

Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
1920's Timeline
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Immigration Venn Diagram
The Pilgrim Story
Coming to America
Citizenship Test II
More Popular Immigration Resources for History Class

Geography Resources on Immigration

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


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


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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