America is a land of immigrants. Most Americans can trace their ancestry back to an immigrant, and 40% of Americans can directly trace their ancestry back to Ellis Island!
This 35 page SmartBoard presentation in designed for instructional purposes, but can also serve to help students learn to take notes, as it highlights the main points and impact of four major events and people who influenced immigration to the United States during early American history and prehistoric times, and reasons why people came.
This presentation includes
* An introduction to immigration and a definition of immigration
* Beringia (the landbridge theory in the Bering Strait)
* Christopher Columbus
* First Major Wave of Immigration (1600-1790)
* Slavery and the Triangle Trade
Immigration is an exciting, high-interest curriculum. This presentation can help highlight some of the important influences on immigration and the growth of the United States!