Immigrant Identity 
Different people have been coming to America for hundreds of years. The millions of immigrants
have come from all over the world.

 Process:

Take on an identity of an immigrant. Research and document the identity.
* Choose a country where immigrants have come from.
* Research using the Internet links.
* Take notes, being sure to include Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
(Planning Page: Print this page if you need help with planning your identity.)
* Organize your notes into a folder labeled with the country and your immigrant's name.

Click on the logo for photos, a timeline and graphs which focus on the "Peopling of America". Click on both the 1880 and 1930 time periods.

Country Research Links:

Thinkquest site: Visit this site before researching your specific country of origin. Many ethnic groups are compiled in this site, with lots of valuable information.

Germany

Brief Details: Info about where Germans settled, and when and why Germans left their homeland.
Why Germans Left Home: Read the topic sentences of each paragraph very carefully as they relate the main reasons Germans left home.
German Migration to the U.S.: Read about the causes above the map. Then scroll down and view where German immigrants settled in the United States.
Chronology of Germans in America - Click here for a timeline from the Library of Congress

China
Chinese Immigration from American Memory
CONDITIONS IN CHINA, 19th CENTURY, EMIGRATION MOTIVES
A Brief History of Chinese Immigration to America
Chinese Immigration to the U.S.: A relatively large group of Chinese immigrated to the United States between the start of the California gold rush in 1849 and 1882

Hungary
Hungarian Immigration Student created site
Austrian - Hungary Immigrants - scroll down for info

Ireland
Irish Immigration to America
The Irish Immigrants
The History Place - Irish Potato Famine
The Making of a Melting Pot (Increase font size)
The Irish Potatoe Famine

Italy
Digital History - Italian Immigration
Italians in the Hudson Valley - Created by students
The Italians
Italian Immigation (Created by students - scroll down for info)
American Memory - Immigration Italian

 

Poland
Polish Immigration into America - Created by students
American Memory - Polish/Russian Immigration
Polish in Pennsylvania - A New Wave of Settlement

Russia
Russian Emigration to Pittsburgh: Click here to learn about where many Russian immigrants settled.
American Memory - Polish/Russian Immigration

 Sweden

Swedish Emigration: The tidal wave of Swedish emigration began in the mid 1840s.