Multcolib School Corps Picks Immigration Grade 5
Annotation:An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.
Annotation:Since opening in 1892, Ellis Island has come to symbolize the waves of immigrants from a list of countries that seems endless. In this work, Bial tells the story of Ellis Island itself.
Annotation:Presents a view of New York City's tenements during the peak years of foreign immigration, discussing living conditions, laws pertaining to tenements, and the occupations of their residents.
Annotation:THE HISTORY OF U.S. IMMIGRATION: COMING TO AMERICA tells the story of the immigrant experience from the settling of the New World to the present day, what they experienced when they arrived, and how they made the nation strong.
Annotation:Jews comprise only 2 percent of the American population of the United States, but the acceptance they have experienced in the United States has caused an unprecedented blossoming of Jewish culture and achievement. Even so, Jews today are facing divisiveness over what it means to be both culturally American and Jewish.
Annotation:Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.
Annotation:It's 1850, and you are fleeing war and starvation in your homeland of China. You sell everything you have to go to a place in America called Gold Mountain, better known as California. Do you try to strike it rich in the gold mines of California? or..., Will you seek your fortune in San Francisco's Chinatown? or..., Will you work as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad?
Annotation:From 1565 to 1920, waves of European and Asian immigrants reached American shores and spiced up the countrys diet. Learn about their contributions and tempt your taste buds with recipes for German Potato Salad, Portuguese Sweetbread, Swedish Meatballs, Matzoh Balls, Fried Rice, and Sukiyaki an assortment as diverse as America itself.
Annotation:Presents the history of Ellis Island from 1892 when it served as the most important center for immigration into the United States, to its near collapse in the 1970s due to neglect, to its rebirth in 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Annotation:The experiences of people coming to the United States from many different lands are conveyed in the words of a contemporary young girl visiting Ellis Island and of a girl who immigrated in about 1910, as well as by quotes from early twentieth century immigrants and Ellis Island officials.
Annotation:A look at Irish immigrants who came to the United States to escape the potato famine.
Annotation:Relates the story of immigration to America through the voices and stories of those who passed through Ellis Island, from its opening in 1892 to the release of the last detainee in 1954.
Annotation:Discusses the history and political conditions of Vietnam and examines the situation of Vietnamese refugees, their immigration, social adjustments, employment, and contributions to American culture.
Annotation:Letters, diary entries, poems, monologues and diaglogues created to illustrate the stories of people whose lives were touched by Ellis Island, once the United States' largest immigration station.
Annotation:Russian immigration: Becoming Russian Americans -- Adventure in the New World: Early Russian arrivals -- Poverty and passage: The flight to America -- A new life in America: 1880-1920 -- Russian communities: The lives of the immigrants -- Worlds collide: 1920-1945 -- The Cold War: 1945-1991 -- The Iron Curtain lifts: 1992-Today -- Time line of Russian immigration
Annotation:Depicts the joys and hardships experienced by a Muslim family that immigrates to New York City from Alexandria, Egypt, in the hope of making a better life life for themselves.