Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

TOPIC: Immigration

Central Idea:
Human migrations transform societies

Lines of Inquiry
  • Reasons people migrate and the various benefits and challenges (reflection)
  • The benefits and challenges of a diverse population (reflection)
  • Understanding how the contributions of immigrants have transformed our society (reflection)

Websites:
National Geographic Kids- Countries
Scholastic Stories of Yesterday and Today: Immigration
Immigrant Simulation by tenement.org
Ellis Island Site
Kids Info- Countries Around the World
Geography for Kids
The Daily Life of A Native American Indian
About Native Americans
The Four Different Native American Indian Regions
Becoming American: The Defining Role of Immigration
Ellis Island Resources for Teachers

Videos:
Brainpop Jr.: Columbus Day
Holiday Facts and Fun: Columbus Day
Holiday Facts and Fun: Thanksgiving
Brainpop Jr.: Thanksgiving

Games:
The Great American Potluck

PROJECTS:
Immigration Simulation
Where In The World Webquest

Books:


Webquests:
Chicken Sunday
Thanksgiving
Immigration