Session plan for interest level: K, 1, 2, 3


Have you ever been to see the Statue of Liberty? Do you know how it was made? What does it represent to people everywhere?


This is Unit 4 of the “America, A Land of Immigrants” curriculum, a resource of materials to help students explore the topic and experience of immigration. It includes curriculum objectives, historical background, glossary of terms, bibliography and a list of immigration websites.

The focus of this plan is ” The Statue of Liberty,” a factual account in an easy to read format. It relates how the statue was made and what it represents to people everywhere.

Students are encouraged to discuss their hopes and dreams for the future. Activities include an ” I Can” worksheet, a Statue of Liberty word search and American symbols puzzles.

Begin by discussing what having a dream means, and relate this to the dreams of the immigrants preparing to come to America. Read the book together, and discuss the emotions and feelings encountered by the immigrants. Discuss the symbolism and vision behind the Statue of Liberty.

There is a template to write examples of freedoms possible because we live in this country. There are also several puzzles of American symbols for the student and tutor to assemble.

Statue of Liberty

Book Information

The Statue of Liberty

By Lucille Recht Penner 

Scholastic, ©2003; Illus: Jada Rowland

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