Immigration is without a doubt my favorite unit to teach! It is such a living and breathing unit - one that really tells the tale of America as our country grew, was settled, and was changed by each immigrant who entered in, each with unique cultural traditions, cuisines and stories of the land they left behind. These projects are some of my favorites! They really get the students excited about the study of immigration, and push them to reflect on their own families and ancestry.
Using a project contract is a great way to get students excited about a thematic unit! This project contract includes six different student-tested projects designed to be done outside of school (though several could easily be modified to be long-term in-school research projects or class centers).
Each project is broken down into more manageable segments, so students can organize their workload and stay on top of their project work. It also helps students develop time-management skills, and learn the important lesson that large projects are not completed at once, rather it is a process. By breaking projects down, they are not so overwhelming.
Students complete Required Work for the unit, but also have the option of selecting their own Enrichment project, according to their particular area of academic interest. Allowing students some autonomy over their learning choices also helps them become more invested and excited about their learning.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, this project contract includes Art, Math, Writing, Reading, History and Family History projects.
Included in this 40-page packet:
11 page project contract with overviews of all projects
25 pages of additional information helping further breakdown and define project expectations
Additional pages of tried and tested teacher tips to help implement this exciting project contract and these fun immigration projects.
These projects and a this project contract are a fantastic addition to any immigration study!