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Russian Immigrants, 1860-1915
     

Russian Immigrants, 1860-1915

by Helen Frost
 

Discusses the reasons Russian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences the immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.

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Discusses the reasons Russian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences the immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Only the most basic and briefest of information is included here. Six short chapters cover early immigrants, life in the old country, the trip over, arriving and surviving in America, and keeping traditions. Other similarities include a map of the routes taken by most immigrants, three projects (one food recipe, one craft, and information on how to make a family tree), and a few English words that have their roots in the respective language. The information provided will enable students to answer basic questions but there is not enough here for in-depth reports. Captioned black-and-white or full-color photos or reproductions appear on nearly every page, and quotes in the margins give firsthand immigration experiences. "Words to Know" sections define featured words, but these words are not highlighted in the texts or indexed, which makes them difficult to find in context. Jane M. Leder's A Russian Jewish Family (Lerner, 1996) focuses on one family's experiences. Meg Greene Malvasi's The Russian Americans (Lucent, 2002) is similar in scope but for a slightly older audience. There is less available on Greek immigration. Purchase where needed to introduce students to other cultures and/or immigration.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736812092
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Capstone Coming to America Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 4 Years

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