Grade 11

 
Mayflower II replica at sunset, Massachusetts
Coming to America

How have immigrants shaped America?


Silhouette of group of people against globe

Destination America

Source: PBS

What is it about the United States that convinces citizens of other nations to leave their homes and lives behind? Visit this site to explore the answers, along with the personal stories of immigrants from Guatemala, Iran, Tibet, the Soviet Union, Taiwan, and Mexico. While you’re there, be sure to browse the photo archives and genealogical resources.








1620 Mayflower II replica Pilgrims used to Sail to New World

The Mayflower

Source: History

Watch this brief video that deconstructs the Mayflower, including details about the ship itself, its passengers, and its journey. Explore related links on the site to learn more about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.













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