resources for educators

The Portal to Texas History

My Texas History Notebook

Immigration to Texas: Then and Now

History Background

Immigration to Texas: Then and Now requires students to demonstrate an understanding of immigrant groups, demographics, and settlement patterns.

illustration from newspaper Through interactive video, powerpoint slideshow, and online newspaper links, students will learn about immigration to Texas. They will create a flipbook to showcase their findings and present to the class.

They will use the Immigration to Texas worksheet, Graphic Organizer chart, Compare and Contrast activities, among others, to discover more about the lives of Texas immigrants. Additionally, they will use the Mapping Diversity, Photo Analysis [Reflection], Immigration Timeline, and the Forgotten Gateway [video] to find out more about the challenges and issues of immigrants. To conclude the lesson, students will take a look at the current issues for immigration today.