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Common core


By Martin W. Sandler

Martin W. Sandler's Immigrants shows how the experiences of people who immigrated to the United States helped to shape its national identity and heritage. Millions of people from all over the world left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to come to the United States. Their journeys were often long and perilous, but to these huddled masses, the sight of the Statue of Liberty signified hope for a new beginning in their new home—America. Whether settling in city tenements or heading west for life on the frontier, these immigrants toiled to achieve the lives they had dreamed about. This book includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the archives of the Library of Congress. Immigrants reminds us of what becoming American meant to millions of people. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.

  • Grade level: 5
  • Interest Level: 4-8
  • Guided Reading Level: T


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author?s point of view or purpose. Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

The Library of Congress is said to house the largest collection of stored knowledge on earth. Research the Library of Congress. Why is it referred to as ?the storehouse of the national memory?? RI.5.1; W.5.7; L.5.5

What is a primary source? Explain how Martin Sandler uses multiple print and illustrative materials in Immigrants to enhance understanding of the subject matter. Use specific evidence from the book. What impact do primary sources have on you as the reader? RI.5.1,7,8

How does Martin Sandler use reasons and evidence to support points in Immigrants? Create a chart of information that you learned about immigration from the book. Include columns for ?facts I learned,? ?reasons,? and ?evidence from the book.? Cite specific page numbers. RI.5.1,7,8
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064467445
  • ISBN 10: 0064467449
  • ISBN 13: 9780064467445
  • Pages: 96
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / General

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