Welcome to the Heritage Artifact Exhibit!!!. You will need a pen OR pencil and a piece of looseleaf paper with your name and date on the top right corner For each Heritage you visit: Write one thing you learned about the culture that you didn’t know before.
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You are interviewing to better understand the immigration experience
“Hi, I am Ms. Reisch. I am interviewing you to learn more about your immigration experience.”
4. Ask open-ended questions (NOT ones that can be answered with a simple yes or no) to encourage in-depth answers. Ask follow-up questions to allow the interview to go beyond the bounds of the initial questions.
“You said that you had a difficult time traveling to the U.S. Why was it difficult for you? What do you remember?”
6. Do not judge or argue what the interviewee says. Just record what is expressed. (YOU are the guest)
How old where you when you first arrived in the United States? What year was that?
Why did you and your family leave your native country? Describe your trip to the United States. What obstacles did you have to overcome? What experiences did you have?
What kinds of challenges did you experience adjusting to life and culture in the United States?
What challenges has learning English created for you? Do your parents speak English?
What do you believe it means to “be an American”? Do you feel mostly American now or something else?