2016年12月13日星期二

History Unit Feedback

    In this unit, I have learned the immigration in the United States. First of all, I understood the immigration generally in world before I learned this unit, because people will immigrate to China for different reasons as well as here. They might want a better life, family reunion and higher profit. I can also understand the hardships of moving to another country that you haven’t knew well yet, because I had this experience when I first came to America. It’s similar to the story of Monique, but my life was 10 times easier than her life. I had my family’s support and the help from my host family, and I didn’t need to worry about the incomes. I complained a lot about the struggles that I had gone through, such as communicating with different people at school, finishing the schoolworks, feeling sick with new foods and missing home. So I was really surprised and I couldn’t even imagine the struggles of Monique’s life, since she had to study the English within 2 weeks, but she didn’t even get enough education in her homeland that she could use to write or read stuff. She could neither use the public transportation nor seek helps from police officers. I think she must had a desperateness illness when she felt left out in this distant foreign which full of strangers. I think the only way to solve this problem is to give her love which includes friendship and family. She did overcome the challenges, and she made friends. So I feel pleased, when she said, “They speak Spanish,” Monique said, smiling, “and I speak English.” This unit truly helped me understanding the uneasiness of immigrants and I have more respects to these immigrants now.





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    1. I really enjoyed reading your blog post because I was able to see immigration through the eyes of an immigrant of similar age to myself. A lot of people don't understand the importance of immigration to others because they have always lived in a place where their situations were suitable. I like how you related to another immigrant and what you both had to go through. I hope that, in time, you will be able to adapt to our culture, as well as feel welcomed in your new home.

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    2. This blog post is unique when compared to your classmates because you are not originally from America. Hearing perspectives from individuals from around the world is always enriching. Thank you for sharing yours. It sounds like Monique faced many troubles when coming to America. I really liked the quote you used toward the end of the blog post. It is a unifying experience when you learn the language of another.

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