If you're trying to emphasize civics and other areas in your social studies class, it can help to use essential questions
and/or a thematic curriculum. This powerpoint is a great tool for you to start your students exploring one important theme: movement of people.
Each slide of the powerpoint contains a separate essential question. These will help you discuss ideas related to the movement of people, immigration, and cultural diffusion with your students. Each slide also has some follow-up questions that can help deepen the discussion.
You can use this slideshow to scaffold a class discussion, and this would take you approximately forty to eighty minutes. You can start with a quick write and then jump into a discussion. You can read more about how to use these essential questions about movement in a lesson here.
The presentation wraps up with a writing assignment. This can be used as an exit ticket or as a homework assignment. On the one hand, the exit ticket gives you immediate feedback, but the homework assignment lets your students spend some more time developing better responses. But with either option, you'll be able to assess what your students learned in the discussion.