Launch the study of immigration and migration by having students explore a photograph of present-day immigrants and migrants with their families. Students will then consider what they know and what they want to know about immigration and migration before exploring real family stories for homework.
Launch The Study
What will students understand through this lesson?
Migration happens in many different ways (immigration, forced migration, voluntary migration, arrival as a refugee) and is core to the shared human experience. Immigration is one type of migration. Immigration is usually done by choice and is always a move from one country to another.
People have been coming to New York from all over the world since before the founding of the United States; people’s immigration experiences have patterns but also variety. People also migrate from one part of the country to another.
What do we already know and what do we want to learn for our new unit?
1 Class Period
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