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ERIC Number: ED469760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
They Came to America. Fifth Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Boilon, Susan
Since the early 1600s, millions of people have came to the United States from all over the world. At that time, Native American Indians inhabited the land, but they too had come from elsewhere 30,000 years earlier. Why did they come and what was their arrival like? "Your Acting Company" (the class) has been selected to present a play at the Multicultural Festival in San Francisco (California). The play must be original and present the Ellis Island (New York) port of entry and include the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty (New York) to immigrants. Scenes from different ethnic groups that came in the immigration process are included. The teacher notes section establishes six tasks and details a five step process for student research: (1) provide an overview of immigration; (2) research immigrant identity; (3) research Ellis Island; (4) write story of immigrant; and (5) perform your play. The teacher notes section also gives learning advice; discusses evaluation; provides conclusion questions; suggests grade level/unit; addresses California history/social studies and language arts standards; information literacy skills; lesson purpose; addresses educational goals; suggests length of lesson; and lists supplemental resources and materials. (BT)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California