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Activity Overview


People immigrate to other countries for many reasons. Some may immigrate for more opportunities and better education, and some may immigrate to be with family or leave a place where life has become bad and oppressive. For this activity, students will create a spider map that illustrates three reasons why people immigrate. This is a perfect introductory activity for an immigration unit, and can also be used as a review at the end!


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map describing three reasons why people immigrate.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a reason for immigrating in each heading.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading/reason in the space below the illustration.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/3] Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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