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A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later undertakes himself, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close. An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona's talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story. This bright picture book tells of the migration of diverse immigrant and ethnic groups to North America, dating back to the travels of native peoples across the Bering Strait, and including the Atlantic slave trade and the journey of immigrants from Europe and Asia. Citizens of the United States have rights and privileges that visitors don't.
Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants. But what does that mean to 3-, 6-, or year-old? Or the proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. Maybe they know someone who recently immigrated to the U. More recently, my older great aunts, distant uncles, and second cousins are moving back to Korea — a boomerang-like twist on the age-old immigrant tale.
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Teaching about early American immigrant experiences is certainly not one of the core standards for the younger grades. However, there are times when a book on this topic is just what is needed. If you have a new student in your class who is an immigrant, perhaps the entire class could benefit from learning that America is actually made up of immigrants and their descendants! Certain national holidays are also great times to squeeze one of these meaningful books into your busy curriculum. The following children's books are great resources for your immigration lesson plans.