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Immigrants Who Built America

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
    --Language Arts
  • Social Studies
    --History
    ----U.S. History

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Explore the lives of ten immigrants who helped make American strong.

Objectives

Students

  • research the lives of ten famous immigrant Americans.

Keywords

immigrant, Ellis Island

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Lesson Plan

Use the Immigrants Helped Build America work sheet as an activity to accompany lessons on immigration. The work sheet highlights ten immigrant Americans who during the last 100 years have helped make our country strong. They have lived the American dream and contributed in ways that mattered:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Charles Atlas
  • Felix Frankfurter
  • I.M. Pei
  • Irving Berlin
  • John J. Audubon
  • Bela Lugosi
  • Madeleine Albright

You might use this work sheet as a complement to the ten lessons that are part of the Education World article Coming to America: Immigration Builds a Nation.

Assessment

WORK SHEET ANSWERS:

  1. Albert Einstein - Germany - The "greatest scientist of the 20th century"
  2. Andrew Carnegie - Scotland - Made millions of dollars in railroad, steel, oil
  3. Gloria Estefan - Cuba - Singer started a career with Miami Sound Machine
  4. Charles Atlas - Italy - Grew from a "weakling" to a famous bodybuilder
  5. Felix Frankfurter - Austria - Member of the U.S. Supreme Court (1929-1962)
  6. I.M. Pei - China - Architect of many famous buildings
  7. Irving Berlin - Russia - Composed "God Bless America," "White Christmas"
  8. John J. Audubon - Haiti - Gained fame as an ornithologist, painter of birds;
  9. Bela Lugosi - Romania - Famous for his movie role as Count Dracula;
  10. Madeleine Albright - Czech Republic - Served as Secretary of State under President Clinton.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.9 Multicultural Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History
GRADES K - 4
NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
GRADES 5 - 12
NSS-USH.5-12.6 Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
NSS-USH.5-12.7 Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
NSS-USH.5-12.8 Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
NSS-USH.5-12.9 Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
NSS-USH.5-12.10 Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the Present)

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12/07/2005



 

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