Immigration

Subject Headings – United States Immigration and emigration, Emigration and Immigration Fiction, Angel Island, Ellis Island
Call # – 301.4, 304.8, 325, 973

Activities

  1. Research Immigration – Causes, Ports, Types of Information
  2. Research your family history using Ancestry database (INFOhio.org – Gr. 6-8, at school or public library) – Ancestral Chart
  3. Create an Immigration Timeline using World Book Timelines (INFOhio.org – Gr. 6-8)
  • Use the information on p. 106-107 from the book Ellis Island by Michael Burgan (304. 87 BUR)

Books
E BUN Dreaming of America : an Ellis Island story / by Eve Bunting
E FLE Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
E LEE Landed by Milly Lee
E PEA At Ellis Island : a history in many voices / by Louise Peacock
E REC My name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
F COH Molly’s pilgrim / by Barbara Cohen ; illustrated by Daniel Mark Duffy.*
F GUN How I Became an American/ Karin Gundisch
301.43 FRE Immigrant kids / by Russell Freedman.
304.8 MAE Coming to America: The Story of Immigration/ Betsy Maestro
304.87 BUR Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan (Timeline p,106-107)
325 LEV … If your name was changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine
973 BRY Mexican Americans/ Nichol Bryan
973 FRO German immigrants : 1820-1920 / by Helen Frost.
973 OLS Chinese immigrants : 1850-1900 / by Kay Melchisedech Olson.
973 TOD Italian immigrants : 1880-1920 / by Anne M. Todd.
973 WAL Japanese immigrants : 1850-1950 / by Rosemary Wallner.
973.8 MUR Across America on an Emigrant Train/ by Jim Murphy
Look what came from….. Ireland, Italy….. (series)
Welcome to (American Girls – Molly, Kit, Samantha) ‘s World

Databases
World Book for Students (INFOhio – 6-8 – World Book for Students – Immigration)
Ancesty (INFOhio – Grades 6-8)

Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans – Lesson Plan|Teacher Resources – Library of Congress: Immigration & Ethnic Heritage
Appreciating America’s Hertigate
Angel Island: Curriculum Guides

Primary Sources
Census, Census – 72 year rule,
Grave Sites,
Vital Statistics,
Military records ,
Immigration Records
Immigration Data

Videos
VID-T 304 Immigration to the U.S. [videorecording] / produced and directed by Fabian-Baber Communication, Inc
Immigration – Brainpop

Websites
Angel Island
http://aiisf.org/
Check out Education – Station History

Ellis Island – The Immigration Experience
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/
Go to Ellis Island – Immigration timeline and Genealogy Tips

Ellis Island Interactive Tour
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/
Scroll down to Start the Tour

Ellis Island – History Channel
http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm
Checkout the Historical Timeline at the top

Immigration: Coming to America | School Library Journal
http://www.slj.com/2010/12/collection-development/immigration-coming-to-america/
Booklist of children’s books about immigration

Immigration – Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/
Double click on the picture on the left to find information about immigration from that country

Save Ellis Island
http://www.saveellisisland.org/
Check out the History Page (menu on top right corner)

U.S. Immigration since 1965
http://www.history.com/topics/us-immigration-since-1965

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Toot & Puddle

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by Holly Hobbie
Themes – Friendship, Kindness

Books
Toot & Puddle: I’ll be home for Christmas
Toot & Puddle: You are my sunshine

Websites
Let’s take a Trip – Utah Education Network
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/18795

Reading to Kids – Toot and Puddle
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000392

Readwritethink: Lesson Plan: Solution Squares: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1106
Lesson plan on Friendship/Resolving Conflict using book Toot & Puddle.

Toot and Puddle Poster – ALA
https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/toot-and-puddle-poster

Quebec Reading Connection – Toot & Puddle
https://www.quebecreadingconnection.ca/book/toot-puddle

Book that teach Kindness
http://blog.connectionsacademy.com/books-that-teach-kids-about-kindness/

Time Hackers

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by Gary Paulsen
Lesson Plan – Assign the following people/places who are mentioned in the book and do some research on them, prior to reading the book.
Research time travel using the websites below. Do people believe that time travel is actually possible? What other books are about time travel?

Websites 
Anne Boleyn – Headless Ghosts of Brickling Hall http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/view_myth.php?id=17 Made by middle schools students.
Battle of Gettysburg http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/#gettys Timeline of the civil war battles includes photographs of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Beethoven
Cleopatra http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/queen-cleopatra-of-egypt.html
Custer http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/1800sarmybiographies/p/custer.htm
Custer – PBS http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/custer.htm
Helen of Troy http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/hd/abouthelen.htm
Marie Antoinette http://www.marie-antoinette.org/biography/biography_english/
Nefertiti http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/queen-nefertiti.html
Time Hackers by Gary Paulsen http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780385746595.pdf

Websites – Time Travel
HowStuffWorks: “How Time Travel Will Work” http://science.howstuffworks.com/time-travel.htm
NOVA| Time Travel http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/
Time Travelers http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa040802a.htm

Story of Ferdinand

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by Munro Leaf

Websites
Story of Ferdinand Activities
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/fantasy-fiction/childrens-book/52542.html
Activities to go with this story

Story of Ferdinand – Activity Guide
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/assets/guides/90929.pdf

Story of Ferdinand – Little Novel Ties
https://www.bmionline.com/files/samples/L0414-sample.pdf

Story of Ferdinand| Read to me
http://read2me2.edublogs.org/2008/04/15/the-story-of-ferdinand-leaf/
Hints on how to present this story during library program

Story of Ferdinand | RIF.org
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/story-ferdinand
Video, Word Search

Story of Ferdinand | Teaching Children Philosophy
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/TheStoryOfFerdinand
Themes – Animal Rights, Violence, Conformity
Story of Ferdinand – Thoughtful Books | Critical Thinking Consortium
https://tc2.ca/pdf/TheStoryofFerdinand.pdf

Five senses, sense of smell
http://www.twigglemagazine.com/March-activities/sense-smell-kids-lesson.html

Piper Reed

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by Kimberly Holt

Websites
Piper Reed
http://www.kimberlywillisholt.com/piper-reed-books/

Piper Reed, Navy Brat
https://us.macmillan.com/series/piperreed

Piper Reed – Reading Group Guide
https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/readers-guides/9780312380205RG.pdf

Kids Wings Activities fro Piper Reed
http://suzyred.com/2009-piper-reed.html
Check out Research Resources

Websites about the Blue Angels
Blue Angels – Navy
https://www.facebook.com/USNavyBlueAngels/

Blue Angels – Naval Aviation Museum
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels/

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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by Wendy Van Draanen
Activity/Lesson Plan
Read the first chapter of Sammy Keyes and th Hotel Thief by Wendy Van Draanen, then have students complete Sammy Keyes Scavenger Hunt
Websites
Liveoak – Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Activity Guide
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/client/guides/98751.pdf

Sammy Keyes
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/vandraanen/sammykeyes/

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/book.jsp?id=3891

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade6/sammy-keyes-and-hotel-thief

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Oswego Library
http://www.oswego.lib.il.us/discussion/HotelThief.pdf

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Wake County North Carolina Public Library
http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/09D51269-C378-4833-AD78-0467C35A11EC/0/SammyKeyes.pdf

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Book Discussion Series
http://heightslibrary.org/wordpress/charlottesweblog/?p=383

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade6/sammy-keyes-and-hotel-thief
Concepts Taught – Charcater, Drawing Conclusions, Genre, Plot, Predicting

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr
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Themes – Hiroshima, Origami, Peace

Books by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The big balloon race [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The Josefina story quilt [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr.
ER COE Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express / story by Eleanor Coerr
ER COE Chang’s paper pony / by Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako / Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako and the thousand paper cranes : an illustrated storybook / by Eleanor Coerr

Video
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: The Sadako Film Project
http://www.informeddemocracy.com/sadako/index.html
Video Clip and other information about this video

Websites
Literature; “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr – eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1824

Paper Cranes for Japan
http://studentsrebuild.org/japan/

Sadako – abcteach
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/basics/reading/book_units_vocabulary_enrichment/sadako_and_the_thousand_paper_cranes/
Acrostic Form, Book Report Form, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Writing Prompt

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (crossword puzzle)
http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crossword_sadako.pdf

Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes Literature Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/books/Sadako_and_the_Thousand_Paper_Cranes.htm

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – Research Model
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/sadako/index.html
Research guidance on topics related to this story

Varsity Tutors – Eleanor Coerr @Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/coerr.html
Lesson Plans for Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Story of Ruby Bridges

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by Robert Coles
Books
B BRI Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
B BRI Through my eyes / Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.

Videos
VID Ruby Bridges [videorecording] / producer, Anne Hopkins

Lesson Plan
Connecting with Ruby Bridges | Scholastic.com
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=663

Lesson Plan – Ruby Bridges
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-famous/rubybrid.html

Websites
Ruby Bridges
http://www.rubybridges.com/index.htm

Ruby Bridges – Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/people/ruby-bridges-475426
Video of her and President Obama with Norman Rockwell’s painting

Norman Rockwell’s Painting of Ruby Bridges “The Problem we all live with” on loan to the White House
http://www.nrm.org/2011/05/norman-rockwells-the-problem-we-all-live-with-to-be-exhibited-at-the-white-house/

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

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by Candace fleming , Pictures by Boris Kulikov

Websites
Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Candace Fleming
http://www.candacefleming.com/blog/papas-mechanical-fish/

Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Kirsten Larson
http://kirsten-w-larson.com/2014/02/14/ppbf-papas-mechanical-fish/
Includes several great hands-on websites

Lodner Darvontis Phillips
http://www.therebreathersite.nl/12_Atmospheric%20Diving%20Suits/1856_Phillips/1856_Phillips.htm
Lots of photos and drawings of his inventions

Submarine History 1580-1869
http://www.submarine-history.com/NOVAone.htm

Write Wild
http://christiewrightwild.blogspot.com/2015/02/day-5-papas-mechanical-fish-by-candace.html
Describes this books use of dialog, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
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Activity
Collage Machine
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/collagemachine.htm

Snowy Day Game
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/game/the-snowy-day/

Websites
Critical thinking and art with The Snowy Day
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3213?ref=search

ReadWriteThink” March 11, 2009: Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916
http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=433

Snowy Day – edHelper (subscription, see librarian)
http://www.edhelper.com/books/The_Snowy_Day.htm

Snowy Day – Teachervision (subscription, see librarian)
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-instruction/parenting/30293.html

Snowy Day – Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/snowy-day-lesson-plans.html