Leaving Home Forever: What Would You Put In Your Suitcase?

This Leaving Home Forever: What Would You Put In Your Suitcase? lesson plan also includes:

Scholars put themselves in an immigrant's shoes to decide what items they would take on their journey to a new home. Learners read primary sources, take part in a whole-class discussion, and make a list that they share with their peers, then categorize by type. Individuals write a paragraph detailing each item they chose to bring along.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have participants create a visual representation of their beloved belongings using a medium of their choice
  • Perform an online gallery walk where pupils post pictures of their chosen objects onto a classroom blog post, direct peers to reply to entries with positive feedback
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth resources in a series of 14
  • Requires a variety of materials; browse the list to confirm which you need available for in-class and at-home use
  • This topic is potentially triggering for youth and their families; be sure rules are set to have a safe and beneficial conversation
  • It comes with optional homework activities
  • Offers adaptation and extension opportunities
  • None