Subject:

 

Immigration

 

Thematic Scenario:

You're Not In Kansas Anymore

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and history of immigration and use this knowledge to interact appropriately with the global community.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Background information on immigration including history
Geographical information
Historical information

Strategies:

Individual Projects:
Student makes a timeline of the history of immigration from a selected country.
Student compares/contrasts immigration patterns from selected countries.
Pair Activities:
Students use the internet to research immigration.
Students use the internet and other available resources to collect "family immigration stories."
Students compile a book of "family immigration stories."
Cooperative Learning:
Students interview an immigrant from a target country, including audiotaping, videotaping, and/or photographs.

Assessments:

Projects:
Student makes a timeline of the history of immigration from a selected country, meeting specified criteria.
Student compares/contrasts immigration patterns from selected countries, meeting specified criteria.
Students compile a book of "family immigration stories," meeting rubric criteria decided by the class.
Oral Presentation:
Students present the interview conducted with an immigrant, including audiotape, videotape, and/or photographs, and share personal insights of what they learned from this project.

Resources:

Internet
Library resources/research
Community resources
Immigration resources