This is a great way to bring family history into the study of immigration. Students and parents will all enjoy researching their family history and connecting it to how and why people originally came to this country.
5th Grade Social Studies Essential Standards Met:
5.G.1.4: I can explain why people left their home countries to immigrate to the United States.
5.C.1.1: I can explain how the change in leadership, culture, and everyday life has changed in America.
5.C.1.3: I can explain how the movement the goods, ideas, and cultures has influenced the development of many things in America.
5.C.1.4: I can explain how songs, stories, and dances reflect the lifestyles, beliefs and struggles of diverse groups.
5th Grade Language Arts Standards Met:
W.5.2: I can write an informative essay explaining a specific topic clearly.
W.5.4: I can create a clear and organized piece of writing.
SL.5.2: I can summarize information presented in multiple ways.
Rubrics for Essay and Presentation are also for sale at my TPT store.