This song is sung to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and teaches the following standards:
From what continent did most immigrants come to the U.S. in the 1800s?
What purpose did Ellis Island serve?
What kind of jobs did immigrants have?
What was life like for immigrants?
How did people like Jane Adams help the immigrants?
Learning the song will help your children have a long-term memory scaffold, on which to store and access anll the important points you teach them in your immigration unit. Don't be surprised if they hum a little, as they take "the big test"!
The Immigration Song
by Laura Sorochak
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