Journey into The Unknown-Early 20th Century Immigration to the United States

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            Congratulations!!!  After a long and dangerous journey through the stories and records, your group has completed the task of guiding your loved ones.  You worked together to synthesize information from many sources and validate the facts that you found.  You discussed and analyzed the information so that you can decide how best to help your family.  The result is that you created a wonderful presentation that will help make life much easier for those who follow you to America.  Although the journey is still holds many perils and risks, their trek has a much better chance of success thanks to you.  The information you organized and presented will be passed on to new generations to come who will follow your trail to a new life in America.


You have learned how to conduct a successful search for specific information on the Internet.  Hopefully you have also developed compassion and appreciation for the courage and daring of the many immigrants, ordinary people just like us, who faced the unknown often with few resources.  Without the trailblazers and adventurers who are our ancestors, our life today would be very different. 


Now that you have learned about the challenges immigrants faced in moving to America, ask your family and friends who have immigrated more recently how their experiences compare.  What is still the same today?  What changes have there been in how we treat immigrants?
If you have any comments or questions, you can e-mail me.

Ms. Hutton