Immigrants: Our Ancestors
- Grades: 1–2
The United States includes people of many races, cultures, ethnicities, and religions who have come together to make one nation. Students learn about who they are and where they came from by interviewing relatives and displaying their results.
- Interview parents about family history and record results
- Display results using timeline, bar graph, and maps
- Listen to and discuss read-aloud books
- Create artwork to show what they have learned
Lesson Plans for this Unit
An international luncheon is one way to celebrate diversity and conclude this unit. Ask parents and adult co-workers to prepare a dish from another country to share at the luncheon. Invite parents to join you. We had everything from pizza to fried rice to enchiladas. We ended our celebration with a piñata.