Where in the World is Esperanza? Reasons Why Humans Immigrate

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will use the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan to analyze a family’s experience with immigration and the push-pull factors involved in their decision to move. Students will map immigration routes and incorporate math skills. This lesson also includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Author: 
Josie McClain
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations