This is a one day lesson that would be implemented with an immigration unit. The lesson gives background about immigration changes from the 19th to 20th century, and then states the poem, "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. The student interpret the poem and discuss unknown vocabulary. The students look for the symbolic importance of the poem and determine why this poem is quoted at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The lesson culminates with two multiple choice and one short response question.
This lesson can be completed independently, but is a part of the Immigration Unit and PowerPoint presentation, as found on this cite.