Dig deep into the content of the while your students explore the essential question "How did immigrants contribute to the growth of the United States" through primary sources and background essays in this Immigration DBQ.
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This essay assignment is the culminating in-class assessment after teaching students about Hispanic Immigration in the US. It can be used together or separate from my Hispanos en los Estados Unidos PowerPoint (also available on TPT). Students will need to have learned about the difference between legal and illegal immigration, the process of receiving a visa, and the reasons that many choose to enter illegally in order to complete the essay.
The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time-Travel Adventure by Elvira Woodruff. During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.