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Do Now:
1. In your own words, define immigration.
2. Now, write the word immigration in the
middle of your paper. Then, create a word
web around immigration where you write
all of the words that you associate with
immigration.
Option B: You may also draw the words that
come to mind when you think about
immigration.
IMMIGRATION!
“Turn to page 88 and let’s read “Why People
Immigrate” in small groups. While you are in
small groups, you are to:
define the word immigrant and copy it in
your notes.
If you want to work ahead of the class, you
may re-read and copy down reasons why
people immigrate.
Key Point #1:
An immigrant is a person who
moves from one country to
another.
Immigration is the act of moving
from one country to another.
“What factors contribute
to a person’s decision to
immigrate?”
KEYPOINT #2:
A push factor is a reason
why immigrants are
pushed away from their
original country.
 something is pushing
them away, making
them want to leave.
KEYPOINT #3 :
A pull factor is any
reason that pulls
someone to another
country.
Just in case you didn’t get it with
the text from the book, watch
this video.
Immigration in America: Is Anyone
Truly American
Make sure you:
1. Define the word immigrant and
copy it in your guided notes.
2. List at least 3 reasons why people
immigrate in your guided notes.
IMMIGRATION is__________________
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PEOPLE IMMIGRATE BECAUSE:
________
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Push and Pull
Vocabulary
Calamity = (noun) DISASTER
Example: Hurricane Irene caused a great
deal of calamity in New Jersey.
Push and Pull
Vocabulary
Poverty = (noun) the state of being
extremely poor
Example: Most homeless people live in
poverty, and cannot afford the basics of life.
Push and Pull
Vocabulary
Optimism (noun) – hope
Someone who looks at something with
optimism sees everything for the better.
Push and Pull
Vocabulary
Desperate – (adj) having very litte hope
Example: I was so desperate for food, that I
ate a raccoon.

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