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1 Immigration to Michigan Benchmark SOC.II.3.LE.2 Describe the causes, consequences, routes and movement of major migration to the United States. Geography of Place “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus, “New Colossus” Affixed to the Statue of Liberty base in 1903

2 Emigrate or Immigrate?  Emigrate is to leave one’s home  We emigrated from Finland to our new home.  Immigrate is to come to a new home  We immigrated to the United States.  Emigrate is to leave one’s home  We emigrated from Finland to our new home.  Immigrate is to come to a new home  We immigrated to the United States.

3 Why Emigrate?  Economics, better job  Personal difficulties  Adventure  Family ties  Religious persecution  Economics, better job  Personal difficulties  Adventure  Family ties  Religious persecution

4 Immigrant Experience Video clip from North America: The People. Aims Multimedia, Discovery Education, 10 Feb

5 My Grandparents  Emigrated from Finland  Crossed ocean on large ship  Came over separately  Eventually became U.S. citizens in 1938

6 From Finland to NY and Boston and on to Michigan

7 Finland - Their Home  Between Sweden and Russia  Thousands of lakes  Ocean borders  Mountainous, poor soil  Great forests  Much mining  Between Sweden and Russia  Thousands of lakes  Ocean borders  Mountainous, poor soil  Great forests  Much mining

8 A Touch of Finland nordic/ill/finland/julist2.jpg howarticle.asp?intNWSAID=

9 The Upper Peninsula  Many lakes  Great forests  Four seasons - including a hard winter  Poor soil for farming  Copper and iron mining

10 A Touch of the U.P. photos/winter.jpg

11 Grandpa Left Finland  Left home alone  Older brother abused him  Dec. 15th, 1908  On the R.M.S. “Ivernia”  Headed to relatives in Michigan

12 Grandpa Landed at Boston Harbor

13 Grandpa’s Life In Boston  Had his name changed from Ristimaki to Maki  Worked in the cranberry fields to earn passage to the U.P.  Spoke NO English  Finnish sounds like this   Had his name changed from Ristimaki to Maki  Worked in the cranberry fields to earn passage to the U.P.  Spoke NO English  Finnish sounds like this 

14 Grandma Arrived at Ellis Island

15 Grandma  Came over at age 16 all alone  Spoke NO English  Worked in NYC to earn travel money to go to the U.P.  Met Grandpa there

16 Why Come To Michigan?  Family already here  Michigan is a lot like Finland  Jobs here were plentiful and familiar -- lumbering, farming and mining  Try for a better life  Farm land was free or inexpensive if you ‘proved it up’  Family already here  Michigan is a lot like Finland  Jobs here were plentiful and familiar -- lumbering, farming and mining  Try for a better life  Farm land was free or inexpensive if you ‘proved it up’

17 Where Else Did Finnish Immigrants Settle in the U.S.?  Massachusetts and New York - Why?  Michigan and Minnesota - Why?  Washington, Oregon, California coasts - Why?  Northern-most parts of the U.S. - Why?  Massachusetts and New York - Why?  Michigan and Minnesota - Why?  Washington, Oregon, California coasts - Why?  Northern-most parts of the U.S. - Why?

18 Largest Settlements of Finnish Immigrants - U.S. in 1900 Major Railroads in Black 53black/53images/53map1lo.gif

19 What Did You Learn?  What is ‘geography of place’?  What is the difference between ‘emigration’ and ‘immigration’?  List the reasons we have discovered as to WHY people leave their HOME and move to a new land.  What is ‘geography of place’?  What is the difference between ‘emigration’ and ‘immigration’?  List the reasons we have discovered as to WHY people leave their HOME and move to a new land.

20 It’s a Matter of Place  If you had to move, where would you go?  Where would you feel most comfortable?  Which factors would draw you to move there?  Would you emigrate?  Do you think life was easy? Why?  If you had to move, where would you go?  Where would you feel most comfortable?  Which factors would draw you to move there?  Would you emigrate?  Do you think life was easy? Why?

21 Assignment  Choose an area of the country.  Research it.  Find out if you would like to live there.  Create a PowerPoint presentation on your findings, your decision and your reasoning.  Use the rubric provided to create the best presentation you can.  Choose an area of the country.  Research it.  Find out if you would like to live there.  Create a PowerPoint presentation on your findings, your decision and your reasoning.  Use the rubric provided to create the best presentation you can.


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