April 2, 2020 – Tsongas – Exploring the Immigrant Experience – Grade 4
Students examine the experiences of immigrants who have settled in New England. Working with primary sources, (oral histories and artifacts), the presenter covers themes of immigration, such as the decision to leave, the journey, hardships in America, Americanization, and preserving culture. Students explore how immigrant groups have helped to shape American culture. The presenter distributes artifacts and information about an immigrant that relate to the above topics. Students are asked to give a brief oral report about this immigrant. Students can then create a “quilt” as a conclusion to the information they learned.

Creative Arts and Sciences (CAS) implements curricular-related programs at elementary and middle schools in Newton. The PTOs at each school fund these programs. The programs align with Newton curricula, the Massachusetts’ curricular frameworks, system-wide goals, and core values. Programs enhance Art, English/ Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Science curricula.

Learn more about other programs coming to Cabot this year here.