Explore the different immigrant groups that settled in Texas during the New Republic of the mid-1800s with readings and Doodle Notes.
Students will begin this lesson with a hook analyzing quotes about Texas. They will then read about immigration to Texas and three immigrant groups’ contributions to the Texas – the Germans, the Czech and the Polish. To support the reading, students will be asked to highlight key information and summarize the content in their Doodle Notes. Your students will complete the activity by creating an annotated map showing the contributions of different immigrant groups to Texas.
This resource has been modified for ELL students or 4th grade with Word Wall Terms, simplified readings with PAT (Pay Attention To) questions, and sentence stems on the Doodle Notes. Modified pages are indicated with a star.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-directions for the activity
-Word Wall terms to build vocabulary
-a hook based off of primary source quotes
-a 4 pages of informational text on “Immigration to Texas” in the mid-1800’s including the Germans, Polish and Czech.
–Comprehension questions embedded into the background essay
–Doodle Notes graphic organizer
-an answer key
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