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Immigration
Theme Unit

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Welcome to America (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Angel Island (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     What's In a Name? (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Immigrating by Boat (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Ellis Island (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Why Do Immigrants Come Here? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Becoming a Citizen (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Challenges Immigrants Face (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Finding Religious Freedom (Hi/Lo Grades 4-8)
     Illegal Immigrants (Hi/Lo Grades 5-7)
     Who Were the First Immigrants in America? (Hi/Lo Grades 5-8)

Becoming a Citizen
     Jean Finds Out About the Requirements for U.S. Citizenship (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 1 (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 2 (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 3 (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Studies U.S. History, Part 1 (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Studies U.S. History, Part 2 (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Studies U.S. Geography (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Learns About National Symbols and Holidays (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Learns About Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jean Registers to Vote (Hi/Lo Grades 5-7)
     What Makes You a Good Citizen? (Hi/Lo Grades 5-7)
     What Is a Citizen? (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)

Spanish
     ¿Quiénes fueron los primeros inmigrantes de América? (grades 5-8)
     Jean estudia para su examen de ciudadanía (tercera parte) (grades 4-6)
     JEAN ESTUDIA LA GEOGRAFÍA DE ESTADOS UNIDOS (grades 4-6)
     JEAN APRENDE SOBRE LOS SÍMBOLOS PATRIOS Y FERIADOS NACIONALES (grades 4-6)


Immigration Mazes
            Immigration Mazes (difficult)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Statue of Liberty: A Welcome Sight! (Very Quick Reader; Grade 7 Readability)
     By Law or Birth (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover! (Short Reader; Grade 8 Readability)

Spanish
     La Estatua de la Libertad: ¡una visión que se agradece! (grades 4-7)
     ¡Tratamiento de belleza para la Señora Libertad! (grades 6-8)


What would YOU do?
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grades 6-8)


Make a Daily Immigration Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Immigration Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Me Llama Pablo (Grades 1-2)
     Caitlyn's Class (Grades 1-2)
     Arrivederci! (Grades 2-3)
     Immigrants All (Grades 2-3)
     I Am an Immigrant (Grades 2-4)
     Nathan's Spirit Horse, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     Nathan's Spirit Horse, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 3 (Grades 3-5)
     Katarina - A New Home (Grades 4-5)
     Ingrid - It's Not Easy Being Different (Grades 4-5)
     Jose - A New Start (Grades 4-5)
     The New Morran Family (Grades 5-7)
     Coffin Ship to America, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Coffin Ship to America, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

Non-fiction
     On a Ship to the New World (Grades 4-6)
     Changing Your Name on Ellis Island (Grades 4-6)
     Why Do People Immigrate? (Grades 4-6)
     Passing the Tests at Ellis Island (Grades 4-6)
     Immigrant Children at School (Grades 4-6)
     Immigrant Children at Work (Grades 4-6)
     Immigrant Children at Play (Grades 4-6)
     Immigrant Cooking in America (Grades 4-6)
     Home Sweet Home for an Immigrant (Grades 4-6)
     Why Some Immigrants Went Home (Grades 4-6)
     What Is a Visa? (Grades 4-6)
     United States Border Patrol (Grades 4-6)
     The Contributions of Immigrants (Grades 4-7)
     Mrs. Wesley: Learning about Immigration (Grades 5-6)
     What Is Immigration? (Grades 5-7)
     Gateway to a New World - Ellis Island (Grades 5-7)
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     How Immigrants Lived (Grades 5-7)
     Books Tell the Story (Grades 5-7)
     The Green Card (Grades 5-7)
     Immigrants Against Their Will (Grades 5-9)
     Why Did the Irish Come to America? (Grades 5-9)
     Why Did the Germans Come to America? (Grades 5-9)
     Why Did Russians Come to America? (Grades 6-8)
     Industrialization and Immigration (Grades 6-8)
     The Irish Potato Famine (Grades 6-8)
     Chinese Immigrants and the California Gold Rush (Grades 6-8)
     Mexican Immigration (Grades 6-8)
     Ellis Island of the West - Angel Island (Grades 6-8)
     Life as an Immigrant (Grades 6-8)
     Why Do Immigrants Come to the United States Today? (Grades 6-8)
     Hull House (Grades 6-8)
     America: A Melting Pot of Cultures (Grades 6-9)
     Melting Pot, Salad Bowl, or Ethnic Stew? (Grades 6-8)
     Legal Immigration vs. Illegal Immigration (Grades 6-8)
     Fame Can Be Found in Many Ways (Grades 6-8)
     The Chinese Exclusion Act (Grades 6-8)
     America, At Whose Cost? (Grades 6-9)
     Immigration and the United States Economy (Grades 6-9)
     The Filipinos in Alaska (Grades 7-9)
     Why Did the Cubans Come to America? (Grades 7-9)
     From Immigrant to Citizen (Grades 7-9)
     The Know Nothing Party (Grades 7-9)
     Pull Factors in Immigration (Grades 7-9)
     Push Factors in Immigration (Grades 8-10)
     United States Immigration Laws in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Grades 7-9)
     United States Immigration Laws 1900-1960 (Grades 7-9)
     United States Immigration Laws 1960-2001 (Grades 7-9)

People
     Boris Goldovsky (Grades 4-7)
     Famous Immigrants (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     They Reached for the Stars and Became One (Grades 5-7)
     Antonio - an Italian Immigrant (Grades 5-7)
     Escaping Starvation in Holland (Grades 5-8)
     Escaping Terrorism in the Philippines (Grades 5-8)
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants (Grades 6-8)
     César Chávez (Grades 6-8)

Spanish
     Todos inmigrantes (grades 2-3)
     Ingrid: no es fácil ser diferente (grades 4-5)
     Los niños inmigrantes jugando (grades 4-6)
     Por qué algunos inmigrantes se volvieron a su casa (grades 4-6)
     ¿Por qué vinieron los irlandeses a los Estados Unidos? (grades 5-9)
     ¿Por qué vinieron los alemanes a los Estados Unidos? (grades 5-9)
     De inmigrante a ciudadano (grades 7-9)
     El Partido "No sé nada" (grades 7-9)
     Factores de expulsión de inmigración (grades 7-9)
     Antonio, un inmigrante italiano (grades 5-7)

French
     Les petits immigrés qui jouent (grades 4-6)

Italian
     Bambini immigrati che giocano (grades 4-6)

German
     Einwandererkinder beim Spielen (grades 4-6)


Finish the Story
     Like the Mountains of Home (Grades 3-4)
     The Okie Camp (Grades 3-4)
     Charlotte's Grandmother (Grades 3-4)
     Erin Comes to Ellis Island (Grades 3-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grades 4-6)


Funda-blanks
     The Journey to America from Norway (grades 3-4)


Leveled Books
            Famous Immigrants
             Coming To America (PDF file)
             The Golden Door: Ellis Island (PDF file)
             Solphie Goes to School in America (PDF file)


Glyphs
        Immigration Glyph


Compare and Contrast
        Immigration Status Traits: Compares two kinds of immigration papers (Grades 5-6)

Immigrant Group Traits: Compares two immigrant groups (Grades 5-6)

Island Traits: Compares two immigration entry points (Grades 5-6)

Group Traits: This compares the reasons Irish and German immigrants came to America. (Grades 5-7)

Progressive Traits: Compares two great female progressives (Grades 5-6)

Immigrant Traits: Compare and contrast illegal immigrants to legal immigrants in the United States. (Grades 5-6)



Books
            Ellis Island (Grades 6-8)


Activities
             Immigration Activity Pages


Book Units
    Henry and the Kite Dragon (Grades K-3)
    Coolies (Grades 1-3)
    The Keeping Quilt (Grades 2-4)
    The Long Way to a New Land (Grades 2-4)
    A Lion to Guard Us (Grades 2-8)
    Lily's Crossing (Grades 3-6)
    Molly's Pilgrim (Grades 3-8)
    The Rainbow People (Grades 4-6)
    When Heaven Fell (Grades 4-6)
    Journey to Topaz (Grades 4-7)
    The Double Life of Pocahontas (Grades 4-7)
    Any Small Goodness (Grades 4-8)
    Dragonwings (Grades 4-8)
    Esperanza Rising (Grades 4-8)
    Letters from Rifka (Grades 4-8)
    Where the River Runs A Portrait of a Refugee Family (Grades 5-6)
    Nory Ryan's Song (Grades 5-8)
    Park's Quest (Grades 5-8)
    Journey of the Sparrows (Grades 5-9)
    A Jar of Dreams (Grades 6-8)
    Maggie's Door (Grades 6-8)
    The House on Mango Street (Grades 6-8)
    Brooklyn Bridge (Grades 6-9)
    The Crossing (Grades 6-9)
    Parrot In The Oven (Grades 6-12)
    My Antonia (Grades 9-12)
    The Colors of Freedom: Immigrant Stories (Grades 9-12)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Bulletin Board Materials
             Immigration Bulletin Board
          An Honoring Wall


Game
             Immigration Game


Mixed Review (multiple choice with writing questions)
     Immigration first grade social studies questions
     Immigration second grade social studies questions
     Immigration third grade social studies questions
     Immigration fourth grade social studies questions
     Immigration fifth grade social studies questions
     Immigration sixth grade social studies questions


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