Immigration Day 1

Ireland
Ireland - Irish Potato Famine
Ellis Island
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... - Emma Lazarus

Warm-Up Activity

Listen to the lyrics of this song, and follow along with your handout. As you listen, underline the words you can relate to from your own experience. How does this song make you feel? Can you relate to Annie Moore? How is your story the same and different?

Share your story

Push & Pull Factors

Push Factors -- Why did you leave your country?

Irish Potato Famine

Pull Factors -- Why did you come to America?

Chinese immigrants came to California and worked on railroads.

Assimiliation

Assimiliation: The absorption and integration of people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture.

In what ways have you assimilated? In what ways have you not?

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