Students will understand that...
Students will be able to...
of Student Learning
Climate, geography, natural disasters, freedom, employment
opportunities and adventure cause immigration and movement of
-Identify and discuss current population trends.
-Make inferences concerning reasons people move.
-Explain cause and effect of population shifts.
-Interpret data from population statistics.
-Create an idea map/fill in a graphic organizer.
Immigrants often make important contributions to their new
country and culture.
-Interpret authentic texts.
-Identify main ideas and supporting details.
-Infer the meaning of new words and expressions.
-Complete a comprehension guide to check for understanding of texts: main ideas, supporting details, and inferences about the meanings of unfamiliar words and expressions.
-Create a resume or curriculum vitae for an important person
from the target culture.
-Prepare displays that highlight immigrants' contributions
to the target culture.
-Create a "wax museum" in the classroom where students
assume the identity of an immigrant in the target culture and
present his/her information in a wax museum format.
Immigration laws and policies are at the same time protective
Cultural misunderstandings often occur between immigrants and
citizens of a country as well as between immigrants and their
children when perspectives vary and people feel that their
values are threatened.
-Interpret authentic texts for main ideas and supporting
-Describe and narrate in the present and past time
-Debate the positive and negative effects of immigration laws
and policies on people, environment and economy.
-Create posters for a poster campaign that suggest solutions for
the situations that occur between American students and recent