Molly's Dream

Essential Question 1: What dream does Molly have?
Essential Question 2: What will she need to do to make her dream come true?

This passage is about a girl named Molly who works as an endentured servant in America. She works for a seamtress and learned to knit, sew, and stitch. She hopes that her family can be reunited after it shattered like leaves in a storm. She was making a sampler of a pond, ducks, geese, and a dog. She longed for that and enjoyed working on it. She wanted to be as skilled as her employer was, and she also wanted to be a talented seamtress too. So Molly decided to tell Mrs. Simmons, her employer her dream tonight.

1. I think that Molly's dream was that she wanted to be with her family like it was before it shattered, she wants to be a talented seamtress and live near a pond with ducks, geese, and a dog.
2. To make her dream come true, she needs to finish the duration of her indentured contract and when she is free, she can get together with her family, and live in a house near a pond with ducks, geese, and a dog.

A New Kind of Freedom

Essential Question 1: What convinced Johann to go to America?
Essential Question 2: How did he feel about the decision later?

The passage I have just read is about a man named Johann who is trying to decide whether or not to move to the New World and leave Germany, their home. Johann finally decided to move to the New World. When he docked in the New World or America, they received 450 acres of land since each person recieved 50 acres and Johann's family had 9 people. After they had farmed all their land for 5 years, Johann started to feel that his move to America was worth it, totally worth it.

1. I think what convinced Johann to go to America was because in America, people were allowed to worship whomever they pleased, but in Germany, people were forced into believing a certain religion. 2. I think that Johann was pretty pleased with his decicion. After all, 450 acres of land is pretty attracting. Furthurmore, they could be free to choose their own religion. So I think that Johann never regretted moving to the New World.

Cultural Encounters and Immigration

Why do people move? Well, they could be moving for reasons like economic opportunities in another area or country. Or maybe they could be escaping a raging war. It could be because they don't want to be forced to believe a certain religion and fled for their own freedom. They might move because of a lack for food in their old area and moved to a different region where it is more suitable for growing crops. Another good reason might be because of political reasons. My family was only moved to America since there were no political rights in Hong Kong. Or, people might move, simply because they need more space.

Moving to a new place probably means that people there will speak a different language. It will become hard for one to communicate and might even cause conflict. If a person shouts, it doesn't mean the words are rude, so one might misunderstand and get into a fight. If one doesn't know a language it would be hard even to go grocery shopping. That is why knowing how to communicate to others nicely is very important.