I Lift my lamp beside the golden door or We'll leve the porch light on for you
An integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic unit for 7th grade on how immigrants "yearning to breathe free" became our fellow Americans. The United States is now and always has been a nation of immigrants. It is crucial to our ability to function as citizens of one of the most multicultural countries on the planet to understand how we got here. Students need to understand and appreciate the common human desires for economic, social, and political advancement which have been a constant force from the very beginning in drawing new people to our shores. It is also important for students to understand how those forces shape the type of country we have become and think about what that may mean for us in the future.