In this web quest, students explore “coming to America.” They peek at the history of immigration, learn some reasons why people migrate and what attracts them to America, and look at the naturalization process.  Students try their hand at the civics part of the naturalization test and hear what U.S. citizenship means to some brand new citizens.

Learning Objective

The student will...

  • Examine reasons people migrate from their home nations and come to the United States
  • Explore the requirements for legal residence, including the distinction between legal residents , visitors, and undocumented immigrants
  • Describe the naturalization process and the value many immigrants place on U.S. citizenship