Lesson Plan Title : Irish Immigrants

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: The history of the Irish immigration is a fascinating one. The Irish had a lot of influence over some key events that took place. In this assignment, students examine the history of Irish immigration and create a timeline showing the significant events.

Objective: The student will be able to create a timeline showing the significant events that have occurred from the Irish immigrating to America.


Internet access for each student


Have the students use the Internet to research the history of Irish immigration. Have them create a timeline that shows the significant events that happened because of the Irish influence. Encourage them to be creative in the way they present their timelines.

Wrap Up:

After the students finish the assignment, have them compare timelines to see what different events each of them found. Extend this assignment by having the students choose one of the events and write a report on it.