Coming to America: The Story of Immigration: The Story of Immigration
  • Coming to America: The Story of Immigration: The Story of Immigration
  • Coming to America: The Story of Immigration: The Story of Immigration
ISBN: 0590441515
EAN13: 9780590441513
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 1, 1996
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 11.1" L x 8.6" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Thousands of years ago, the first people to arrive on American soil traveled across a land bridge from Asia to what is now Alaska. Millions of people were already settled when Christopher Columbus rediscovered America in 1492. New about the new world soon spread, and more people arrived on American shores. The trans-atlantic journey was long and arduous, but by 1700, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch colonies had been established. This expansion exacted a toll, however, on the native people who were pushed off their land as well as African people who were forced into slavery. By the mid 1800's, so many people had immigrated to the United States that in 1892, an immigration office was opened on Ellis Island to count and document the new arrivals. By the early 1900's, laws were passed to limit the number of new arrivals. And yet, today, immigrants still come to America from countries worldwide, includingRussia, Haiti, and Cuba, insearch of a better way of life. The history of American immigration is one of determination and struggle, but not without pain. But for immigrants past and present, hope, the belief in a better life, and the allure of making a contribution to this nation prevails.

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5
   The dream begins
This book further advanced this goal.
 
5
   Loved this book
I bought it for a unit on immigration that I was teaching. The students learned a lot and enjoyed reading it.
 
5
   Great book to use when teaching students about immigration!
This book was part of the third grade ELA unit lesson at my school.
 
3
   Doesn't compare with Journey to Ellis Island by Bierman which is very enjoyable.
It begins with the first people who crossed the bridge, on the way to Native Americans, Colombus, etc. It gives some details about the processing of immigrants on Ellis Island, nothing super detailed. There was some information presented in a one sided manner that I did not appreciate. I rather imagine that most people who buy this book plan to read it aloud to their children, so this provides the reader with the opportunity to address these issues if they are noticed by the reader. I wouldn't hand it over to an independent reader until you have had a chance to read it and make sure you are okay with it, as with any book. I bought it because we are covering immigrants coming in a HOAC lap book to America. Another book I bought was Journey to Ellis Island, how my father came to America by Carol Bierman. I recommend it enthusiastically over Coming to America.
 
5
   Presents the evolving immigration history of the United States to the primary grade student
From the colonial groups to the first nomadic settlers, to the Africans forced into slavery, to those seeking refuge from around the world, the character of our nation was forged by immigrants, as each group enriched the diversity of our nation. Coming To America explores the evolving immigration history of the United States to the primary school, examining the factors that brought each group to America as well as their influence on the development of our nation. Susannah Ryan's illustrations bring the immigration experience to life and appeal to primary students. The chronology of immigration, notes on immigration today and other interesting facts included in the back of the book will improve the understanding of a young child about the subject.
 
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