They Came to America
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Since the early 1600s, millions of people have come to America from all over the world. At that time Native Americans inhabited the land but they too had come from elsewhere some 30,000 years earlier. Why did they come and what was their arrival like?

Your Acting Company has been selected to present a play at the Multicultural Festival in San Francisco. The play needs to be original and present the Ellis Island port of entry and include the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty to immigrants. Please include different scenes from the various ethnic groups that came in the "Big Waves" of immigration. Looking forward to your artistic expression of They Came to America.

Author:
Susan Boilon
West Cottonwood Jr. High
Cottonwood School District
sboilon@shastalink.k12.ca.us


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