The Immigrant Archive Project is a really neat website that I found through the Esperanza Teacher’s Guide. It contains pages upon pages of videos of immigrants to the United States telling their stories. The possibilities for classroom use of this site are endless!
The activity that is published in Chapter 9 of the Esperanza’s Teacher’s Guide is out of date because of some upgrades that have been made to the site: there is now a search feature (so the directions for accessing the videos are inaccurate), and one of the immigrant videos that students must use is no longer on the website. I updated the activity for my own classroom use, and I received written permission from Carol Gaab to post my updated version on this blog until the Teacher’s Guide is updated. Click here to download it. After you’ve done that, take a minute to hop over to TPRS Publishing’s website and purchase the Teacher’s Guide, if you don’t already own it!