Objective: Calculate distances using the metric unit of measure
1) Students will read and discuss the Jewish American section of the unit.
2) Students will use a map or an atlas to find German, Portugal and Spain, the places from which most Jewish peoples immigrated.
3) Using the legend from the map or atlas, students will calculate the approximate number of kilometers from each location to New Amsterdam. Now Ellis Island, NJ.
Materials: World maps, atlases, rulers and calculators.
Extra exercise: Have students change the kilometers to miles.