America: Dreams and Realities
American Immigration History
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 that explores various perceptions about America, from "the land of opportunity" to the opposite.
The lesson plan includes the impressions of 19th century Chinese immigrants, the famous traveler Alexis de Toqueville, and more.
A research guide, particularly to resources in the Rutgers University Libraries, for studying the American immigration
experience. The guide includes resources specific to New Jersey immigration history.
Census 2000 Briefs and Special Reports
Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau profiling 2000 census trends, including migration patterns of the foreign born,
profiles of Asian and Hispanic Americans, and more.
Digital History: Ethnic America
Provides primary resources, a chronology, an image collection and more on ethnic American groups, particularly African American,
Mexican American, Native American and Asian American.
Facts about Immigrants
Interesting statistics about the composition and role of immigrants in today's society, from the National Immigration Law Center.
Finding Your Spot in the World
Students in grades 4-8 learn how immigration brings new ideas and cultural changes to a community. Students will learn
to identify the ethnicities in their local communities as well as their own ethnic heritage. Students will also learn to
read local and world maps.
GEM: the Gateway to Educational Materials
More than 300 Lesson plans, educational activities and websites pertaining to immigration are available at the GEM website.
A lesson plan for grade 11 to personalize history through the lives of real people, discovered via genealogy research.
The Great American Potluck
Exploring the immigration experience in America through regional and ethnic recipes. Users can browse recipes and submit their own.
Part of the American Memory project at the Library of Congress.
Immigration Lesson Plans and Resources
An alphabetical special topic within the larger Large collections of Lessons for Multiple Social Studies Subjects website. Lesson plans
and teacher resources for teaching about immigration at many grade levels. Internet resources used include the American Memory Project
at the Library of Congress and books, such as Coming to America by Betsy Maestro.
Immigration: Themed Resources - For Teachers
Trace the immigrant experience and study contributions by immigrant Americans through historic film clips; images of Ellis Island, Angel Island and immigrant groups; presentations, letters and manuscripts.
The Independent Lens: New Americans
An excellent resource from PBS with information and interactive activities (quizzes, activities, etc.) for exploring the experiences and
cultures of immigrant Americans.
Learning about Immigration through Oral History
Grade 11 students learn how to identify and interpret oral histories.
The Lincoln Index
A grade 12 lesson plan that uses the Lincoln Index to estimate population sizes and then calculates the effect of
immigration and emigration on the population size.
Reframing America: Photography through the Eyes of Immigrants
Explores aspects of immigration as revealed by photographs from 7 photographers included in the Center for Creative Photography collection.
Service Learning Network: Fostering Diversity
The spring 2002 issue of Network focuses on service learning activities to foster respect for multiculturalism among participants.
Lesson plans and resources for teaching immigration.
ThinkQuest: From One Life to Another
An interactive site with quizzes, essays and links on the immigrant experience in America.
U.S. Census Bureau: Population Publications
Publications on U.S. populations, including predominant ethnic groups.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This government site includes historical and background information on immigration issues such as asylum, obtaining
citizenship, immigrant workers in the U.S. and other aspects of modern-day immigration.