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In this unit, fifth grade students learn social studies and technology standards simultaneously. First, in partners, students research a 19th century immigrant group of their choice. Then, using their research and coding knowledge, partners code a kiosk with information about the immigrant group that could be displayed at the Ellis Island museum.

Coding and Ellis Island

In this unit, fifth grade students learn social studies and technology standards simultaneously. First, in partners, students research a 19th century immigrant group of their choice. Then, using their research and coding knowledge, partners code a kiosk with information about the immigrant group that could be displayed at the Ellis Island museum.

English Arts

ELAGSE5RI9

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

ELAGSE5W8

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Social Studies

SS5H1

Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.

SS5H1.d

Describe the reasons people immigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled.

  • About the Teacher

    Amy Crandall

    Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
    Marietta City Schools

    Amy Crandall is the Media Specialist at Marietta Center for Advanced Academics in Marietta City Schools. She enjoys teaching students and teachers how to apply innovative practices to enhance their learning/lessons. Amy was Teacher of the Year in 2015 and received the District Administration’s Schools of TechXcellence Award in 2017.

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