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KS2 On the Move

Unit 3. What makes people travel?

The New World

Many emigrants went to America.  Discuss what the journey would have been like, what would have happened when they got there. Ask children to play the TANDY activities and read the emigrants stories. Divide the class into two groups; ask one group to write diary entries for a child on the emigration ship and the other group to write a diary of their experience on reaching America. Arrange a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park for a more in-depth look at the story of Ulster emigration to America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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