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Refugees and Immigrants

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Title:

Refugees and Immigrants

URL:

https://www.readworks.org/article/Refugees-and-Immigrants/2ea8a851-665a-4208-9cf8-b5cbb11314e5

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Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This learning activity will teach students about refugees and immigrants. Every day, people leave behind their homes in search of better lives. Some of them are immigrants. Immigrants are people who go to other countries to live there permanently. Many immigrants are looking for better jobs. Some eventually become citizens of their new country.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
9 ) Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States.

Examples: how—ships, planes, automobiles

why—improved quality of life, family connections, disasters

•  Describing the importance of cultural unity and diversity within and across groups
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Living and Working Together in State and Nation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify the reasons people immigrate to the United States.
  • Identify the modes of transportation people use when immigrating to the United States.
  • Describe the ways immigrants become integrated into the American culture, including the importance of both cultural unity and diversity.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • describe how
  • describe why
  • various cultures
  • immigrate
  • describe the importance
  • cultural unity
  • diversity
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Definition of immigration.
  • Reasons for immigration into the United States modes of transportation used by immigrants from a variety of locations.
  • Reasons for and importance of cultural unity within immigrant communities.
  • Methods of cultural integration and its importance to the American culture.
  • Vocabulary: immigration, cultures, cultural unity, diversity
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify examples of immigration and the reasons people immigrate to the United States.
  • Describe methods of transportation that people use to immigrate to the United States.
  • Describe the ways immigrants integrate into the culture of the United States and the importance of creating cultural unity while celebrating diversity.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • People immigrate to the United States in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons and may develop a sense of cultural unity while also maintaining their cultural diversity.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.9- Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States; recognize that people sometimes move from one place to another, how they move, and reasons why they move.


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Author: Ginger Boyd