Plan your year ahead with these teacher-tested multimedia units including audio and online publishing resources for students, plus lesson plans and free printables for you.
Immigrants from every part of the world have come to America in search of new opportunities. In the process, they have made this country richly diverse.
As they navigate the Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today online activity, students will learn the reasons people come to America through oral histories of recent and historic immigrants. They will explore the interactive historical timeline, which explains immigration patterns since the colonial period. Students will also explore Ellis Island, the preeminent immigration port of the early 1900s, in an interactive tour. Graphing activities based on 200 years of immigration data encourage students to practice data analysis and research skills.
- Use the web to access immigration history
- Develop an understanding of the concept of immigration
- Develop oral history writing skills, including note-taking and conducting an interview
- Read for detail
- Use real-world examples as models for writing an oral history
- Compare and contrast immigration stories of the past with the present
- Compare and contrast immigration through Ellis Island and Angel Island
- Use technology to explore a historical place and event
- Use graphs and facts to respond to several research-based questions and activities
Take a tour of Ellis Island, explore an interactive immigration timeline, and meet young immigrants in this online activity!
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Scholastic offers students the unique opportunity to explore this historical landmark through text, audio, video, and photos.
In this multi-faceted activity, students analyze immigration statistics by studying Scholastic's charts and creating their own.
Students get a unique view of immigration by interviewing and writing an oral history on an immigrant — this workshop guides them through it.
Writing a research paper doesn't have to be daunting — Scholastic's step-by-step plan guides students from picking a topic to completion.