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Immigration To The United States

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Video: Immigration To The United States

Revisit America's history of immigration via the correspondence between young Mai in China, and her Grandfather who lives halfway around the world. Follow the trail of letters as grandfather allays Mai's fear of the unknown. He answers her many questions about America's history of immigration. The stories of hardships endured by the immigrants are tempered with the rewards of living free and the impact they made on the greatest cultural "melting pot" in the world.

Student Application

Learn the reasons people came to America, beginning in the 1600s.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the history of immigration to America.
  2. Students will be able to name some of the countries from which people moved to America.
  3. Students will know some of the reasons that people chose to move to America.
  4. Students will know that life for most immigrants was challe...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Immigration Research. Have each student in your class choose a group of people from a specific country. Each student should research what life was like for their assigned group in their home country, the reasons these people chose to move to America, where in America they moved to, what their life was like once the moved to America, and the contrib...

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Related Content


Introduction
Reasons For Immigration
19th Century Immigration
Life As An Immigrant
Culture
Citizenship
Conclusion
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