Educator Resources for Immigration

Can you trace your family tree back to the old country? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss the movement of people from other countries into the United States. You’ll learn all about how immigrants have impacted the growth of the country, from the earliest settlers in the 1600s to the waves of new arrivals in the 19th and 20th centuries. Find out how Ellis Island played such a big role in the history of U.S. immigration. Tim also touches on the immigration debate of today, explaining the forces that continue to push both legal and illegal immigrants into our borders.