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

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Would you be able to leap into the unknown?  Our ancestors did exactly that! Learn about the problems and challenges they faced in moving away from the only way of life they had known and arriving on the foreign shores of America. After a long and arduous journey they were faced with a whole new way of life.

The year is 1909 and your family has made a monumental decision that will change the rest of your life.Can you imagine your future as you set out to leave your home and travel across an ocean?  You have never been more than twenty miles from your home before. You have never seen an ocean or ridden on a ship. What are your fears? Your hopes? Your dreams?  
As you complete this webquest you will begin to understand the obstacles and challenges that our ancestors faced.  Are you brave enough to join them?


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Would YOU leap into the unknown?

The whole world was open to anyone brave enough to leave the only life they had ever known.

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