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Ms. Levine's 6th grade class researches immigration
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Essential Questions

What is immigration?

Why do people immigrate to and from other countries?

How has immigration shaped the United States, and California specifically?


Project Information

Ms. Levine's class is working on researching immigration in the United States, specifically in California.

Students will consider their own families' histories, examine primary source documents such as photos, develop questions, and research this topic using books and databases from the school and public libraries. 

Open this page, linked below, for a detailed description of the final paper.


The Americanese Wall, 1916

Source: Library of Congress


Four Immigrants and Their Belongings

Image from Library of Congress:



immigration |ˌimiˈgrāSHən|
the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country: patterns of immigration from the Indian sub-continent to Britain.
• the place at an airport or country's border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country.

From New Oxford American Dictionary



IMMIGRATION CARTOON, 1921. - 'The Only Way to Handle It.' Contemporary cartoon on the effectiveness of the temporary Immigration Act of 1921 in reducing the flood of immigrants to the United States to a mere trickle.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.


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