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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.


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

Lesson Plans

An Immigrant's Story
Immigrants' Experiences
Immigrant Families
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
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

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The House on Mango Street
The Keeping Quilt
Crossing the Wire Teacher's Guide
My Trip to America
Immigration Picture Prompts
Reading Warm-Up 48 for Gr. 3 & 4: American History
More Popular Immigration Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Immigration Activities for Math Class

Immigration Research
Statue of Liberty Math
U.S. Immigration
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

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

Immigration Resources for History Class

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

Geography Resources on Immigration

U.S.-Cuba Relations
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
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
St. Patrick's Day: More Dallas than Dublin
Homesick: My Own Story Projects
More Geography Resources on Immigration


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


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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

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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.

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