The Newest Americans [5 volumes] (Hardback)
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The Newest Americans [5 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/05/2003
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This set introduces 32 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. The immigration patterns of the groups are examined within the historical context of their respective countries, and the challenges they face in adapting to a new life are explored in detail. From its earliest days, America has symbolized freedom and opportunity for millions of people around the world. They are still arriving today, some optimistic about carving niches in a new homeland, others fleeing war and persecution in their native countries. But as immigrants settle in communities across America, many find that maintaining cultural traditions and values is difficult in the face learning a new language and working in unfamiliar settings. This set introduces 35 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. Their immigration patterns are examined within the historical context of their respective countries. Historical, social, political, and cultural information is included in extensive profiles of every group, along with key topics concerning specific groups and immigrants in general. Volume 1: A-D * Afghans * Cambodians * Chinese * Colombians * Cubans * Dominicans Volume 2: E-H * Ecuadoreans * Ethiopians * Filipino * Ghanaians * Guatemalans * Guyanese * Haitians Volume 3: I-L * Indians * Iranians * Iraqis * Jamaicans * Kenyans * Koreans * Laotians Volume 4: M-P * Mexicans * Nicaraguans * Nigerians * Pakistanis * Poles * Puerto Ricans Volume 5: R-V * Russians * Salvadorans * Serbs and Montenegrons * Somalis * South Africans * Sudanese * Taiwanese * Vietnamese Set Features: * 720 pages in 5 volumes * 7 x 10 * 2-color interior * 250 Photographs * 65 Maps (country of origin and where group settled in U.S.) * 100 Charts and Graphs * Sidebars and Fact boxes * Kid-friendly recipes * Glossary * Pronunciation key * Source list (books, Web sites, etc.) * Index Curriculum Themes: * Reasons for immigration to United States * Patterns of immigration * Adaptation to new culture * Holidays, Religions, Cuisines Reading Level: 6th-8th Grades

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313325533
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 2894 g
Dimensions: 266 x 183 x 74 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" p rovides a suitable introduction to immigrant groups for students and teachers."-VOYA
"Written primarily for middle school, this set will also be useful in high schools because of the vocabulary. Highly recommended."-Gale Reference for Students
"These volumes present thorough and accesible information about 34 immigrant groups from Afghanistan to Vietnam that have come to the U.S. under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965....A good choice for contemporary immigration assignments."-School Library Journal
"The Newest Americans will be helpful as schools expand their curricula to reflect a global perspective and add units on character development and citizenship. Recommended for school and public libraries serving students in grades 6 through 12."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"These reference volumes provide important information on the immigrant population in the United States since 1965, and they give readers excellent, concise background information on each country and its history. Middle school readers would benefit most from the information presented in this collection, but other readers also could begin their research with these volumes and use the bibliography for more information. This collection would make a great addition to any library, and it would provide a wonderful resource for teachers who include the immigrant experience in their curriculum."-Multicultural Review
?[p]rovides a suitable introduction to immigrant groups for students and teachers.?-VOYA
?Written primarily for middle school, this set will also be useful in high schools because of the vocabulary. Highly recommended.?-Gale Reference for Students
?These volumes present thorough and accesible information about 34 immigrant groups from Afghanistan to Vietnam that have come to the U.S. under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965....A good choice for contemporary immigration assignments.?-School Library Journal
?The Newest Americans will be helpful as schools expand their curricula to reflect a global perspective and add units on character development and citizenship. Recommended for school and public libraries serving students in grades 6 through 12.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?These reference volumes provide important information on the immigrant population in the United States since 1965, and they give readers excellent, concise background information on each country and its history. Middle school readers would benefit most from the information presented in this collection, but other readers also could begin their research with these volumes and use the bibliography for more information. This collection would make a great addition to any library, and it would provide a wonderful resource for teachers who include the immigrant experience in their curriculum.?-Multicultural Review
"[p]rovides a suitable introduction to immigrant groups for students and teachers."-VOYA

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