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Keywords: Social Studies, Economics
Subject(s): Civics, Social Studies, History
Grades 8 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Miles School, Miles, TX
Planned By: MATT JONES
Original Author: MATT JONES, Miles
Background: Discuss the impact of immigration on our community. We have an Agriculture based economy that utilizes a large amount of immigrant workers. Many of our students travel back to Mexico to see family regularly.

Materials: Chromebook, Cell Phone

1. Divide students into groups of 4

2. Provide Rubric

3. Outside of classroom students will take pictures of Agriculture Businesses; Co/Op Gin, Farms, Feed Stores Ect.

4. Students then upload pictures to google classroom.

5. In class students will interview other groups on what they found while taking pictures and create a conclusion on how it is related to immigration.

6. Students will then use their Chromebook to upload a video of the pictures taken while presenting their conclusion.
Materials: Mobile Labs, Video Tools, Social Studies, Hardware Devices