100%(5)5 out of 5 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 6 pages.
The Immigrant Experience 1880-1920WebquestIntroduction:Between 1820 and 1924, thirty-five million people came to America from countries around theworld.The trip to America was difficult and dangerous, but there were many factors that causedimmigrants to want to leave their home-country (push factors) and come to the United States(pull factors).When they arrived in America, most European immigrants had to go to a place called EllisIsland.At Ellis Island, immigrants were inspected before they were allowed into the UnitedStates. Other immigrants, primarily Asians, entered through Angel Island on the west coast; stillmore immigrants will come across the Mexican/United States boarder to the south.As you complete the following activities, you will learn about experiences of some of theimmigrants as they traveled to the United States. You will also explore what life was like forimmigrants as they settled in the country, what hardships they endured and successes theyearned. You will also research what lasting contributions immigrants have made to the UnitedStates.Today almost 50% of all American citizens can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island. Mostcame to America from countries all over the world, as passengers booked in steerage class, onthe many steamships that were ferried to Ellis Island for inspection.The vast majority had verylittle money and brought only the baggage they could carry.They endured a difficult anddangerous journey because of dreams of a new life filled with economic opportunity andreligious & political freedom. This is where your journey will begin!The Immigrant Experience 1880-1920The Process:You will use Word to create an Immigration Experience Journal to keep track ofyour notes and artifacts from this web-quest.Please make sure you title each journal entry. Forexample, your first entry will be labeled, "Step 1: Vocabulary," your second entry will be titled,"Step 2: Ellis Island Tour," and so on.Step 1:Vocabulary:Use adictionary websiteto look up these words and write them in yourImmigration Experience Journal (you will create a word document for your journal). The Words:r1.Immigrant: a person who moves permanently to a foreign country10. Interpreters: one who translates for parties conversing in different languages