Immigrants and Migrants

Essay Question:

Is your family's ethnicity an important part of its identity? Which of the following best describes your family --

a) we know about our family's connection to our home country, and those stories and connections are important to us;
b) we don't remember much about immigrants in the family, but we do have stories about our family moving from one part of the country to another;
c) ethnicity is not too important to us, but we know stories about our interactions with people from other ethnic groups.


To support your argument, get some family stories about immigration, internal migration, or ethnicity. The following questions should elicit stories that will be useful to you. Composing your own questions might be even more successful, especially if you base those questions on your knowledge of your family chronology and history.


More general questions for further conversation: