History of Immigrants

Mr. Alva

History Project!!

In class, we are currently talking about the history of immigration. I thought this would be a great opportunity for each student to develop a better understanding of their family history. For this project, I have asked students to interview their parents, or guardian regarding their family background. The goal is to have each student learn about their ethnic background and history. In addition, each student has a schedule date where they will present their project. Looking forward to learn about the diversity what have our in classroom!!

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is an island that is located in upper New York Bay in the port of New York and New Jersey. It was known as the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States. Ellis Island came to be known as our nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

http://nymag.com/news/features/65902/

What "Lady Liberty" and Ellis Island Mean Today

Angel Island

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station processed approximately 1 million Asian immigrants entering into the US, leading to it sometimes being referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to the restrictions of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many Chinese immigrants spent years on the island, waiting for entry.

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=47

Schoolhouse Rock - ''The Great American Melting Pot''

Salad bowl or melting pot??

The result is that contributions from many cultures are indistinguishable from one another and are effectively "melted" together. According to the Salad Bowl Theory there are times when newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures like in the melting pot model, instead they retain them.

http://daggle.com/the-melting-pot-versus-the-salad-bowl-111