Adjusting to a New Life in the South

Jacqueline Balmas, 5th Grade, Clear Creek Elementary

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


In this unit, students will explore some of the reasons, or mitigating
circumstances that people migrate to another country, or important decisions that families make to move to another state. Through determination and perseverance, families thrive and flourish throughout adjusting to a new country, new state, and the culture shocks. We will use the novel assigned to the EL module, plus another book to demonstrate a different reason why this family chose to flee their country. Through enriching activities including writing, the students will discover that through determination, perseverance and hard work, and the support of family, you can get through anything.