- Understand historical and contemporary patterns of immigration to the
- Appreciate the diversity of motives for immigration to the
- Evaluate the impacts of immigration on American politics,
economy, culture, and environment.
- Evaluate the impact of American politics, economy, culture,
and environment on the immigrant.
- Understand historical and contemporary patterns of emigration
from the United States.
An organizational tool for teachers to incorporate the social sciences in any
lesson or cooperative group activity
P = Politics
E = Economics
E = Environment / Geography
R = Religion
S = Sociology
Develop an awareness of the complexity of personal reactions to the
Increase understanding of cultural diversity within the classroom and
the larger community.
This Introductory Lesson
on Cultural Diversity can be used to improve student awareness
about the diversity in their classroom.
Essential (Core) Questions:
Each of the core questions will examine the historical comparisons
between immigration in the 1800’s, 1900’s, and
today. By clicking on the linked qustions, teachers can explore
lesson plans designed to address the question chosen.
do immigrants come to the United States of America?
P - What are the political reasons immigrants come?
E - What are the economic reasons immigrants come?
E - What are the environmental/geographic factors that cause
immigrants to come?
R - What are the religious reasons immigrants come?
S - What are the societal / cultural reasons immigrants
immigration good for the United States of America?
P - How do immigrants
participate as citizens in the USA?
E - How has immigration impacted the American economy?
E - Why do immigrants settle where they do?
R - What are the implications of religious practices in
their new communities?
S - What cultural patterns are changing due to immigration?
coming to the United States of America good for the immigrant?
P - What are the rights of non-citizen immigrants?
E - Do immigrants benefit
economically by coming to the USA?
E - How does urban,
suburban, and rural immigration compare and contrast?
R - Are religious practices affected by cultural assimilation?
S - How are immigrants
received by American communities?
What are the literary, artistic, scientific, and technological
contributions of immigrants to the United States?
This Question can be explored by pursuing a Multicultural
Fair as well.
- What are some of the reasons for emigration from the United States?
- What is the future of immigration to the USA and what will be
- What has been America's wartime reaction to Immigrants?