This Song and Lesson Packet includes
- An MP3 of the song Here...to Amerika
- A synopsis/lyric handout with bold key terms
- A vocabulary and definitions handout
- A differentiated 3 tiered worksheet designed for your lower, middle, and highest achieving students.
This song, Here...to Amerika, tells the story of immigration to America from the mid 1800s through turn of the century. Irish, Chinese, and Jewish immigrant stories are told through a haunting first person account. Students will understand the "PUSH and PULL" factors involved, the stuggles, and the hopes and dreams of the individuals on their journies.
Key terms and vocabulary in this song includes The New Colossus, Ellis Island, Angel Island, and immigrant.
This song can be sampled at HistoryTunes@iTunes
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