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Explore Immigration Data

In this multi-faceted activity, students analyze immigration statistics by studying Scholastic'€™s charts and creating their own.


3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Activities and Games

The Explore Immigration Data activity gets students using graphs, charts, and tables to understand different visual representations of immigration statistics.

First, students select a 50-year period between 1820 and 2010 to study from Scholastic's immigration data. In groups, students research major world events that occurred during their chosen time period and draw connections between the events and immigration to the Untied States. 

Then, students answer a set of questions on immigration by closely reviewing Scholastic’s immigration statistics and conducting their own research.

Sample Question:

From 1820 to 2010, which three countries had the highest number of immigrants come to the United States?


Learning Objectives

While participating in the Explore Immigration Data activity, students become proficient with several of these skills.

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of immigration
  • Use graphs and facts to respond to several research-based questions and activities
  • Gather classroom data and create their own chart or graph













Susan Cheyney

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