The United States has been an immigrant destination throughout its history, a trend which continues to the present day. Immigrants come to the United States for different reasons; some come for economic opportunities, others came seeking personal freedom or relief from political and religious persecution. With hope for a better and brighter future, immigrants from across the globe make the United States their home. Your next task is to take the role of an immigrant, to put yourself in their shoes, and develop "your" immigrant story. Your story should answer questions like: Why did you leave? Who came with you? Who did you leave behind? What did you bring with you? How has your life changed in America? The goal is to share your story in a remarkable 3-minute documentary. Be as creative as possible, use props, pictures, text, and video.
Step 1: Creating an immigrant profile.
For this next part of the project, you will play the role of an immigrant who has immigrated to America from your selected country. The immigrant profile may be based on a true story, or you may create your own story. Click here to download the immigrant profile form. Upon completion, share your form with Raisa or Mark.
Step 2: Storyboarding and Script
Now that your immigrant profile form is completed, your next step is to storyboard and write a script for your immigrant story video. Click here to download a storyboard template and a script organizer here. See Raisa's Storyboard Sample.
Step 3: Video Recording of "My Immigration Story"
Once Raisa or Mark approve your storyboard template and script organizer, start making your video.
Click here for video requirements and rubric.
Step 4: Meet the Main Character Mini-Poster
To help others get to know the main character of our stories, we will create immigrant profile mini-posters. The posters will be displayed in the foyer along your storyboards. Please see the requirements listed here before you get started. Download the Mini-Poster Template here. When done see Raisa or Mark for approval.