Teaching New Scholarship Primary Source Documents
Analyzing the History of Immigration in America: Reflections of New Immigrants in American Schools (Are we the same or different from those before us?) This unit promotes reflection on the value of diverse perspectives about immigrant experiences. The underlying goal is for students to understand that the United States is a nation of immigrants with a variety of backgrounds. These immigrants have different reasons for coming to the United States and have unique stories about their journeys that need to be shared with others. Students will experience what immigration was like 100-150 years ago and analyze a collection of images from the past to reflect on their personal immigration experiences, discussing what has changed in immigration today. Grades 4 – 6.