Lesson 1: Interview an Artifact
Upon completing the lesson students will be able to:
- Interact with photos, maps, and poems from the United States Immigration Station
- Ask questions and develop the skill of inquiry
- Introduce the concept of immigration
One class period
"Immigrants Everywhere" Poem for Close Reading
Angel Island Map
Poems, maps, historical photos (PPT)
Interview an Artifact Worksheet
I am an Immigrant Profiles
PowerPoint looping slideshow
Computer/Tablet for PowerPoint
- Choral Read the “Immigrants Everywhere” Poem.
- Learning Partners identify one message understood from the poem. The teacher prompts with Close Reading Questions.
- Pass out the photos/items (found in the PowerPoint) and the Interview An Artifact Worksheet and display the map of Angel Island.
- Show the looping PowerPoint slideshow of the photos/items while the partners are working.
- Students share out what they noted; chart what is shared on chart paper, under a document camera, or on Big Notes App (works with iPad or Android).
- Introduce Angel Island with the map and a synopsis about the state park; share the ending lesson, of what it is, about the videoconference with the State Park Interpreter.
- Read the “I Am An Immigrant” profiles.
- Post the essential questions and discuss what they know about these questions; chart responses.
- Give one of the assessments listed below.
Students respond to the prompt, "Primary and secondary documents provide relevant and historically accurate information. Yes. No. Why?"
Students answer Essential Question #1, "Who is an immigrant?"