Welcome to our 4-7 Week Unit Study on IMMIGRATION “Pilgrims Now and Then”.
This comprehensive 103 page unit is an easy, gentle and fun way to bring the currently so relevant topics of immigration and ethnic diversity into your classroom or home.
“Pilgrims Now and Then” is a literature based study which means your students will learn about immigration not just through dry facts but through beautiful living books! They will learn facts through the stories of immigrant children throughout the centuries and continents!
Your students will learn about the first Pilgrims and the Mayflower. The study will also help them to learn relevant vocabulary, practice writing and spelling, and get an overview of U.S. immigration history and pertinent years/time periods.
There’s NO PREPARATION required on your part as teacher or parent. All you do is check out the 2-4 basic books at your local library (or order on amazon) and walk through the daily questions, info boxes, definitions and printable worksheets.
By simply dedicating one month of the year to this currently so relevant topic you will enrich your students with a new understanding of diversity and immigration and equip them with a wider cultural competency in their daily lives and lay a solid foundation for your students’ understanding, interest and future engagement in multicultural studies.
The study contains:
• Introduction to the topic Immigration and Pilgrims
• Weekly ‘Teacher’s Guide” page that provides easy step-by-step questions and activities for that day
• Info Boxes and additional literature excerpts
• Conversation starters
• Comprehension & discussion questions
• Vocabulary cards
• Coloring sheets, drawing activities, crossword puzzle
• Writing and essay assignments (elementary and middle school)
• Reading and writing prompts
• Fun activity and writing work sheets
• Literature book list
• “Additional Reading” Booklist
and title page to compose a beautiful “Pilgrims Now & Then” folder for each student
This unit is unique in that it greatly leans into diverse immigration experiences (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean etc.), compares them and utilizes beautiful children’s literatures to draw your student into the different stories. Your students will not only have fun learning about immigration but also get a taste for rich culturally diverse writing styles.
You can do this study regardless if you are a classroom teacher or parent. And you can go at your own pace!
The unit also includes a student introduction to the currently so relevant topic of the “Dreamers” and DACA as well as lots of fun activity sheets to go with that!
DETAILED UNIT INFORMATION
If you chose to introduce this topic during Autumn you can easily tie this topic of modern day pilgrims/ immigrants into the thanksgiving theme. You also have the option of continuing a study all Fall/Winter long and use books out of the “additional reading” booklist bellow. It's up to you!
Of course you can also introduce this important topic during any other time of the year as you best see fit for your personal teaching setting. If you use it as a fun Summer or Spring study, simply tie it into a “Travel” theme. Pilgrims then and now has always been and will always bee a very relevant topic to cover, no matter what season of the year!
This study is primarily geared towards elementary age students but it also contains literature suggestion for middle and high school students along with discussion and essay questions if you decide to include older students or would like to repeat the study in the future.
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Happy Reading and Learning!