Immigration Myths and Realities
PART I - Immigration Quiz
Go to Immigration
Myths and Realities and click on Take
As you take the quiz, use the answers to complete your worksheet.
PART II - Learn More
Go to one or more of the sites listed below to learn more about immigrants
and their experiences.
One your worksheet, write down five interesting things you learned. Please use complete, clearly
- Immigration: Who and Why - Learn some of the reasons why families emigrate from their homes.
Island: Li Keng Wong's Story - The story of a seven-year-old who arrives
from China in 1933.
Young Immigrants -
Read the stories of five recent immigrants from Ukraine, South Korea, Sierra
Leone, India, and Mexico.
- Interactive Tour of Ellis Island
Immigration Data -
Read charts, tables, and graphs that show where immigrants come from.
Angel Island - Read about the history of this local Immigration Station.
from Survivors of the Journey across the Mediterranean - More than
35,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa to reach Italy
between January and the middle of May of this year. Read some of their
stories from Doctors without Borders.
- Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880
Information Source - Answers to frequently asked questions about statistics
on immigrants and immigration in the United States.
Could you pass the test that immigrants take to become citizens? Give it
Americans: The War at Home - Learn about what it was like to live
in an internment camp for Japanese Americans.
The Changing Face of America - Select a group from
the left hand side to learn more about their place in immigration history.
- Immigration Data -
the Americans - Read the stories of immigrants from Nigeria, Palestine,
a baseball player from the Dominican Republic, a Mexican laborer, and an
Indian technical worker.
Here is a list of multimedia presentations that deal with the subject of
immigration. Watch them at home when you can listen to the audio.