Grade 6-8, 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

The Economics of Immigration: Immigration throughout History

May 25 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: May 27 2022,
Presenter: John Kruggel


Teachers will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge of past and present immigration issues.
  • Reflect on current events and their possible effect on the economy.
  • Learn how to introduce the students to the concepts of entrepreneurship, decision-making, goods & services, and producers & consumers.
  • Feature the presented lessons and activities in their classroom instruction.
  • Promote June’s Immigrant History Month.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this webinar, you will learn the historical concepts of immigration, its push-pull factors, and the entrepreneurship of immigrants.


In this session of the Immigrant Heritage Month Series attendees gain access to resources and gain a deeper understanding of the complex topic of immigration. Featuring access to resources for teaching about immigration through the economic lens, this webinar is based on current events and includes timely topics and thought-provoking issues. Topics covered include

  • Push-pull factors for immigration
  • Immigration throughout US history
  • Impact of US policy on immigration
  • Economic impact of immigration

Note: Each webinar in the series stands alone, no need to attend all four.