Lesson Plan

Developing a Timeline

Construct a timeline for the study of im/migration in your classroom.

Lesson for your class to create an illustrated timeline to help build an understanding of the timeline of immigration and migration events.




1 Class Period


How do we keep track of where we are in history?

Important Information

What will students understand through this lesson?

  • People have been coming to New York from all over the world since before the founding of the United States; peoples’ immigration experiences have patterns but also variety. People also migrate from one part of the country to another.

Questions on lessons and activities?

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