Dig deep into the content while your students explore the essential question “How did immigrants contribute to the growth of the United States” through a Character Collage group activity. Google Slides™ are included.
Students will begin this lesson with a vocabulary development activity. They will then read a background essay on immigration to the United States while completing Doodle Notes™. Next, your students will be divided into groups as they research different immigrant groups that have impacted the United States: the Germans, the Irish, the Chinese, the Vietnamese, and Mexican. Once your students have finished their research, they will create a life-size Character Collage highlighting the accomplishments of their group.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-Word Wall Terms and activity to help build vocabulary
-a 2 page background essay on “Immigration to the United States” with Doodle Notes™,
–Background readings for each immigrant group: Germans, Chinese, Irish, Vietnamese, and Mexican
-Detailed step by step student directions for creating a life-size Character Collage,
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5th Grade Social Studies TEKS
(4) History. The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
(F) identify the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of people from various American Indian and immigrant groups such as the settlement of the frontier and building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
(12) Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in the United States. The student is expected to:
(B) identify and explain how geographic factors have influenced the location of economic activities in the United States;
(C) analyze the effects of immigration and migration on the economic development and growth of the United States; and
(21) Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States culture. The student is expected to:
(A) describe customs and traditions of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States; and
(B) summarize the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity.
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