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Since we always say some of the best, most engaging project ideas spring from current events, here are several I just gathered from the Project Search tool on I can’t vouch for each one, but they might trigger ideas for you. I’m sure you could find many more immigration-themed projects out there—and if you find a good one, adapt one of these, or would like to share your own, please let us know below!

While all of these are based in social studies/U.S. History, many have strong ELA reading and writing components and some have art, media, and tech features. The grade level is indicated for each. The level of detail in these varies; they are drawn from various sources, including (and thanks to) EL Education, Envision Schools, High Tech High, and West Virginia Dept. of Education. 

Nuestras Historias de Inmigración / Our Immigration Stories (2nd-3rd)

Faces of Freedom Calendar (3rd)

An Immigrant Experience (4th)

Choose Your Own Adventure (4th)

Grant Immigrants Work? (5th)

Access Portland: A Resource Guide for New Immigrants & Refugees (6-7-8th)

The New Americans Project (8th)

More Voices of U.S. (8th)

This American Life: Immigration Project  (8th)

We Are Oakland International (9-10th)

La Llaga: Border Project (9-10th)

The Immigrant’s Song (11th)

Immigrants: On the Move with the American Slide (11th)

Have any other good projects about immigration? Please share them in the comments below or on Twitter @biepbl.

John is an education consultant and writer. He was the editor in chief at PBLWorks for many years.