- World issues (Book Life (Firm))
King's Lynn, Norfolk :
- Item Description
- Includes index.
- Physical Description
- 32 pages : colour illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
- Main Author
- What is an immigrant?
- Why do people emigrate?
- How do people migrate?
- Migration by boat
- Refugee camps
- How does it feel to be an immigrant?
- How does it feel to live in a new country?
- How do others feel about immigration?
- Immigration laws
- Immigration: a timeline
- Case study: Iraq
With clear, organized pages made up of crisp text and helpful illustrative photographs, this brief overview will help introduce young readers to immigration and the reasons why people emigrate. Documented and undocumented immigrants are compared, as well as the reasons why someone would leave their home, voluntarily or involuntarily. The dangers of leaving one's home country are discussed, with examples covering the possibility of death due to the methods of travel, as well as the difficulties faced once new countries are reached. Although some Briticisms in the text may be unfamiliar to American readers, students will undoubtedly have a clearer understanding of immigration by the book's end. Photographs are well-placed, with each image matching the topic being discussed on its respective page, and they'll help children further understand the new vocabulary that is introduced. A case study and activities, including a matching exercise and writing prompt, accompany the usual back matter. An illuminating introduction to immigration for elementary-schoolers. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
What does it mean to be an immigrant? Why and how do people move to a new home? How does it feel to live in a new country? Includes a timeline of events that have caused large amounts of people to move to a new place, from the Irish Potato Famine to the war in Syria, and a case study of Iraq.