Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Immigration taught in school

This website is Parkland School District in Allentown Pennsylvania. The website shows the modules covered throughout the first to eighth grades, under 'Social Studies' we find that children are taught about US history, Holidays, Famous Americans and Symbols this develops each year and until the eighth grade where children are taught about immigration and how it contributed towards the cultures and policies of the US government. The website doesn't specifically say what area's of immigration are looked at and in what time period for example housing and work during the 19th and 20th Centuries, just how immigration has contributed to America. Also in the eighth grade the Geography module looks at helping students use map skills to analyse the “flow of immigrants from around the world” this will help children to develop an understanding of who came to the US and when and the history modules will discuss the reasons why immigrants came to the US.

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