To learn about immigration policies and trends in the United States since the end of the Second World War in 1945.
1 class period
In this lesson, class members read about immigration to the United States in recent years. This includes sections entitled:
• Immigration and Nationality Act
• Laws Affecting Refugees
• Changes in Immigration Policy
• Patterns of Immigration
• Illegal Aliens
• Legal Immigration
While reading, students must rearrange scrambled letters to form key words, names, and terms missing from the story. Answers are then written in the spaces provided.
CONTEST & GAME OPTIONS:
Aside from an activity for individuals, this lesson can also be conducted as a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. Or, you can make a game out of it by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.