How Much of the U.S.Population is Foreign-Born?

Lesson Plan Content
Immigration is a current events topic that can stimulate discussion—often in an adversarial way. Looking at census data and a spectrum of immigration facts, might be a good way to introduce the topic in social studies classrooms. In this lesson students will analyze population graphs to determine changes in foreign-born populations in the U.S.
Heather Terlecki
Grade Range: 
8 and High School
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future