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Why We Came: The Immigration Experience Part I

Part I: Background Information on immigration and introduces students to important vocabulary words. Immigration is a major topic today in politics, the news, and the TEKS. This guide explores the subject of immigration through lessons, resources and strategies to help students grasp these difficult concepts. The resources, strategies and activities in this guide are inspired by the exhibit Why We Came: The Immigration Experience, and can be used independently in the classroom. The contents of this guide are based on Social Studies and English Language Arts TEKS for grades 6 through 12, but some activities may be modified for lower grades.
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