This assignment has two parts.
1) Read Desert Exile, by Yoshiko Uchida.
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This is Yoshiko Uchida’s account of her family’s experience with anti-immigrant feelings and politics during World War 2. It is another chapter in America’s history. Even though we often hear the phrase the the United States is a “nation of immigrants”, the truth about that national content continually tests our national character.
Write a paragraph in which you connect Uchida’s experiences in the book with the experiences immigrants encounter today in the United States.
2) Take a virtual tour (online) of three immigration museums
There is a museum of immigration near the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York City. It is an interesting monument to the history of European immigrants. Did you know that one-half of the population of the United States can trace their heritage back to people who entered the country through Ellis Island?
There is also a museum on San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island that features the stories of Chinese immigrants to the United States, as well as the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
Google these three museums to find their websites.
Once there, spend one hour surfing each site, taking notes as you go.
Then, write a letter to a friend or relative in which you persuade the reader to visit these sites either online or in person. Explain why reading the book by Uchida is important to understanding the history depicted in these museums.
Include the paragraph and the letter in ONE Word file to submit for this assignment.