History Unit 8: Contributions of Immigrants



History Unit 8: Contributions of Immigrants

⭐️ In this social studies unit, students discuss the cultural influences and contributions of immigrants today. Students will learn about how immigrants from the past and present help America be a diverse and wonderful society. Students will watch original videos, follow along through a Google Slides (downloadable to PowerPoint) presentation, and complete activities that will help them learn about the contributions of immigrants in America. This resource includes 9 days of lessons, videos, and activities on this topic.


⭐️ Includes a mix of multimedia and printables, along with an original video to introduce the material. Everything you need in one spot!


⭐️ This unit is perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. It was created to align with SS.2.A.2.8 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about the contributions of immigrants in America today.


Please Note: The following picture books are recommended for use to complement these lessons: Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle, The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box by Marcie Wessels, God Bless America by Adah Nuchi, and Paper Son by Julie Leung.


Key Features:

✏️ Convenience – Everything you need for this unit is all in one place!


✏️Engaging Multimedia – This resource will capture your students’ attention while they learn important social studies topics. Integrates text, activities, and multimedia to help students understand the topics and stay engaged in the material.


✏️ Included Lesson Plans – Lesson plans provide a nine-day strategy for easy classroom implementation.


What’s Included?

  1. Unit Overview
  2. 15 Thirty Minute Lesson Plans
  3. Vocabulary Cards
  4. KWL Graphic Organizer
  5. Google Slides Presentation
  6. Contributions of Immigrants book
  7. Custom Videos (this professional quality video was created specifically for this resource is embedded into the presentation)
  8. Student Mini-Book (students use this to record information during presentation and video)
  9. Presentation Slides
  10. Vocabulary Sort
  11. Read Aloud Books
  12. Reflections
  13. Quiz

*Answer Key included


The information provided in this unit is research-based. It was carefully created to be historically accurate and represent the indigenous groups the way they wish to be represented. Graphics and photos were carefully selected to be as historically accurate as possible.


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