Coming to America

Grade Range: K-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials, Worksheets
Duration: 90 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/9/2012

Almost all Americans have family histories that trace back to other countries. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring the experiences of immigrants who came to America and the ways that immigration has changed life in America through children's literature, museum objects, and hands-on activities.  Focused around Feivel’s Flying Horses, a historical fiction picture book about an immigrant who comes to  America in the 1800’s, the module includes links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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