United States Immigration RAFT Activity. This is a RAFT strategy activity to use with the topic of United States Immigration during the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. Students will be able to take on the roles of: an immigrant family, the Mayor of New York City, an Ellis Island interpreter and more. I have included the student direction sheet, and a student example so you can see what a final product can look like. I also have included a rubric that you can use to evaluate the product.
A RAFT is an effective way to get your students thinking beyond simple comprehension questions. It puts your students in a role that they have to become related to the topic of study. They then think critically about that role and write about their feelings to an audience. This is a higher level thinking activity that is easily adaptable for many areas.
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