Italians, and Germans, and Poles, Oh My!

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Description: Immigration is a topic that students hear about nearly every day and one that is probably talked about at home.  Immigration has always been a controversial subject but has led to the diversity of the United States that all of us take for granted.  Christmas trees and Santa Claus came to the U.S. by way of German immigrants, children love to wear green and pinch people on St. Patrick's Day, and even our beloved pizza would not be around without the arrival of Italian immigrants.  Immigration also brought about ethnic densities in metropolitan areas due to housing and job opportunities and the lack of monetary resources to enable movement to other locales.

 Grade level(s): Middle                 Standards: PASS, GFL             Produced By: Jayne Marley