Presentation on theme: "By Nicholas Haddad. I decided to do a project on my dad’s heritage. As you will see in my presentation, my grandmother and her siblings were the first."— Presentation transcript:
By Nicholas Haddad
I decided to do a project on my dad’s heritage. As you will see in my presentation, my grandmother and her siblings were the first to come to America on my dad’s maternal side. On my dad’s paternal side, my great- grandparents were the first to come to America. Hope you like it! Enjoy!
Sito (Si-toe) n: In english, “Sito” means “grandmother”. Jido (Ji-doe) n: In english, “Jido” means “grandfather”. Jido may be spelled Jiddo, also. All of these words are underlined in the rest of the project.
Hayat, my Sito, and Edward, my Jido, came to America from Lebanon in the 1950s. Eddie’s parents came to America before Hayat and Eddie came to America. Eddie was actually born here in the late 1920s, and then moved to Lebanon, which is where his family is from, and then came back with Hayat. They came to America because America is known as “The land of opportunity.” Another reason they came to America is that Eddie came back to get a job in the automotive industry. They also wanted a better life.
Who (Immigrated?): Hayat, my Grandmother, and my great- grandparents, Wadih and Anne. When (When did they move here?): My Grandmother came in the late 1950s. My great-grandparents came in the early 1900s. Why (Why did they come?): They came for a better life, like many other immigrants in the late 1800s, early 1900s. Where (Where did they immigrate from?): My Grandmother immigrated from Aalma ech Chaab, Lebanon. My great- grandparents immigrated from Sour, Lebanon. Where (Where did they moved to?): Detroit, Michigan
My Dad was born in America. His mother was born in Lebanon. He was taught to speak some Arabic when he was a child. He grew up in Detroit and moved to Bloomfield Hills in the 1970s. He has 1 brother, 2 step- brothers, and one half sister.
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My Sito came to America in 1959. She came from Aalma ech Chaab, Lebanon. When she came to America, she was only 15, and was married to Eddie through an arranged marriage. She had my dad at the age of 16.
My Jido was born in America, but then left for Lebanon at a young age. He came back to America in 1959 with my Sito.
Here are some things you may have learned in my presentation. My whole family is from Lebanon My Jido was born in Detroit, but then moved to Lebanon in the late 1920s. Edward took Hayat to America in 1959. Fun fact: My dad learned Arabic as a kid. Thank you for watching my presentation. Bye!!