American Dream

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, the student will be able to identify push/pull factors and cite evidence using primary sources (modern-day immigrant stories). Students will also make predictions, inferences, and assumptions based on facts unique to one individual and create an American Dream statement for this immigrant. This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners
Janet Kovach
Grade Range: 
7-High School
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future