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Immigration: Building a Nation

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • U.S. History

Grades

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Students create a graph showing the number of immigrants per country of origin between 1899 and 1924.

Objectives

Students practice reading and understanding information in a table and converting the information to graph form.

Keywords

table, graph, immigration, multicultural

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Computer access to Immigration, 1899-1924 or a printed version of the information, Immigration Math work sheet Immigration Math

Lesson Plan

Provide students with the information from Immigration, 1899-1924 and ask students to use the table to answer the questions on the Immigration Math work sheet. Then ask each student to choose several countries from the table and use the information to create a bar graph showing the number of immigrants per country who arrived in the United States between 1899 and 1924.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the accuracy of the information in their graphs and their answers to the questions on the Immigration Math work sheet. The answers to the Immigration Math work sheet are: 1. Italy; 2. Pacific Islands; 3. 135,029; 4. Poland; 5. 60,309; 6. 6,714; 7. Italy; 8. 88 percent; 9. Russia (35 percent); 10. The Chinese Exclusion Act made immigration difficult.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

U.S. History:
NSS-USH.5-12.6

Mathematics:
NM.5-8.2
NM.5-8.5

 

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