Immigration is the process and procedures that a person will undergo to become with a permanent resident or a citizen of a country they are not native to. If you live in the United States and are not of Native American descent, you or your relatives were immigrants at some point. Every country handles their process of immigration slightly differently. It is based on the needs of their culture and body of its labor force. For example, right now the North American countries of the United States and Canada are competing to attract international high-tech workers. Canada has been making it a bit easier for these workers to get citizenship and have been seeing a huge increase in high tech citizens in recent years.
The following collection of worksheets will teach your students about the different groups that have immigrated to North America (the United States in particular), from thousands of years ago through current times. Topics include specific groups, various reasons for immigrating, events and discoveries that drove immigration, and more. Each worksheet contains a brief reading passage and a number of questions (true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank) about the information. Answer keys have been provided for instructors. Fun Fact: 40% of the Fortune 500 companies, which account for two-thirds of the US gross domestic product, were founded directly by immigrants or their children.