Immigration Resources for Kids

Kids’ Korner: a monthly column by Jennifer Holik



Scholastic Books Immigration Resources

Scholastic books recently updated their immigration section for teachers, parents, and students on their website. The site includes a tour of Ellis Island, a historical timeline, stories about child immigrants both past and present, printables, and immigration data. The site also includes immigration book lists broken into grades 3-5 and 6-12 to help teachers find appropriate materials.

One of the newest additions to the immigration resource section is the Immigration Explorer which allows students to select a time period to see where immigrants settled in the U.S. The map allows students to view by immigrant groups (western Europe, Middle East, etc.) and also select a specific immigrant group by which to view the map. This is an exciting feature. Find out where your ethnic group(s) settled.

Check out Scholastic’s Immigration resource section. Let us know what you think of it. Did you find something really interesting?

Next month I’ll talk more about the teacher resources available on Scholastic.



Jennifer Holik is the author of Kids’ Korner, a monthly column in The In-Depth Genealogist about engaging kids in genealogy. She can be found at Generations Blog.

© Jennifer Holik (Generations) 2012
This article originally appeared in the May issue of The In-Depth Genealogist. Receive The In-Depth Genealogist free by subscribing HERE.