Presentation on theme: "Why did they Go? Lesson starter:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Why did they Go? Lesson starter: Why do you think many people left their own country to go to the USA?
2 Today we will…Understand why people were pushed from their own countryUnderstand the things that pulled them to AmericaIdentify why Black Americans were different types of immigrants
3 Push and Pull FactorsPUSH factors force people from their own country (push them out)PULL factors attract them to another country (pull them in)With a partner, come up with a list of possible push and pull factors for a Scottish person moving to America in 1900.
4 Friends/ family already there Achievement of American Dream PULL factorsPolitical freedomPlentiful foodLots of work availableHigher wages in USAFriends/ family already thereAchievement of American DreamGrowing industriesBusiness opportunities and chance to become wealthyPUSH factorsPersecution in own countryFamineLack of employment in own countryNo political freedom in own countryPoor housing in own countryPoverty in own countryOther factors (such as Highland Clearances)
5 Where did people come from? First Wave (pre 1900)BritainIrelandGermanyScandinavia (Denmark, Norway Sweden)Second Wave (after 1900)PolandItalyRussiaTurkeyGreece
6 Two different theories of immigration to the USA… The Melting PotIdea that all the different nationalities, races and religions mix in to make a new race – The AmericanIt is impossible to pick out the differences
7 The Salad Bowl All races mix in together But like a salad, it is possible to pick out all the different partsThey do not fully integrate
8 Video ClipsWhy become a US citizen?BBC Clip – immigration to America
9 Today’s TasksDo you think Britain’s population is a melting pot or salad bowl? Write a paragraph with your ideas.Make a mind map or spider diagram showing the places that US immigrants came from.Copy or trace the melting pot diagram on page 8 of Free at Last? Textbook.