FC: Immagration | Andrea Gelman American History
1: Ellis Island looks beautiful! It is where my family and I will start our new life. The Statue Of Liberty will welcome us to America.
2: This is a story about a girl named Lin Chau; who was looking for a better life..
3: Lin's Personal Diary: | Dear Diary, I hate my life here in Japan. My parents are both out of work, and we are hardly getting by. The economy is also really bad here where we live. We are struggling to survive. I wish we had a better life, where we could have more opportunities. One day I hope to move to America, where I hear is a beautiful place to live.
5: Lin and her family wanted to move to America to get a better job, and for Lin to get well educated. This is a drawing that Lin made of her homeland in Japan.
6: Lin and her family took a boat over to Ellis Island, in New York City. They wanted to begin their new life in America. This is Lin's impression of America and what she expects from her new home. "America looks like a beautiful place to live! I hope to have freedom there. I want to go to a good school and make friends. I want to become a teacher when I get older, and America has such good schools and can give me the correct education to achieve my dream."
7: Name: Lin Chau Place of Residency: Osaka, Japan Age: 10
9: Lin and her family will live in an apartment building, in Chelsea New York. The neighborhood they will live in is very friendly and there will be children Lins age that she can be friends with.
10: When immagrants arrive at Ellis Island, they will have a health examination. Everything from eyes, to backs, shoulders, and teeth. The doctors want to make sure everyone is healthy.
11: Lastly, they will be interviewed and interrogated. The examiners will ask the family all kinds of questions to make sure they are not a danger to the city, and will also get their background information.
12: This is Lin's hometown, Osaka. She will miss it, but she is so excited about her new life in America.