Historians make inferences. In this lesson, students will further their understanding of push and pull factors by sorting push and pull factor cards. Students will then use their push and pull factor cards while listening to a story called “My Name is Yoon” and hearing about two young people that immigrated to the United States. Students will end the lesson by creating their own push and pull factor cards. They will be able to provide reasoning to answer the mystery question: "Why do People Move to New Homes?”
“As a second and third grade teacher for the entirety of my career I had long taught students history through inquiry. Seeing students explore history in this way has been SUCH a joy! Lightbulb moments galore! A teacher’s dream!...unlike lessons I had taught in the past, I didn’t have to find the primary sources. I didn’t have to research them. I didn’t have to write the lesson plan from scratch. I didn’t have to do anything but read the lesson plan… and teach the lesson!”
“I just used the first lesson in the Mapping Unit. It was so great to get students talking about what they noticed and also expand their thinking on how maps have a special purpose to the user.”
"I love that students got to look at REAL court cases! And it was so easy to use!"
"I liked the simplicity of the handouts. Not too much there to be overwhelming--just enough. Simple, clear directions. The photographs of the clues were great for the students to have."
This Mystery is included in the following Private i History Detectives Unit: