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Immigration - past or present

Somethings that surprised me the most about this information we found in this project is that certain things that happen can effect immigration so much. When I found out from 1881-1914 Jewish migration was happening because of things in there country. When America was being effected by the great depression immigration lowered. When they passed an ACT to slow down immigration it got effected. To see why people come and go was interesting. The obvious thing about describing the graph was  how it decreased and increase, but not knowing why made me wonder. But once I found out why, it made it easy to understand and comprehend why the increase and decrease was happening. I feel like immigration will stay at a steady rate for the next 2 decades. Once America gets it's economy up and running more. Some more jobs open up then immigration may rise.


Me and my group came up with someways that is easier for us and others. So we know that pictures help and a little information we gave helped.  People get to understand why immigration increased and decreased just as I understand. Some challenging  parts of this project was getting everyone on same page. Some people were behind other people in the group.  Some different things I would do is make sure I know what program I'm working with. Dipity.com was a very hard program, and I would test it out before.








http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12821413/ImmigrationPresentation.key
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Isaac Adlowitz Project Reflection

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12821361/Immigration_Henry_Isaac_Taylor.zip

What surprised me most was that immigrants from Scandinavia moved to the Midwest because it had an abundance of farmland. 

What seemed most obvious to me was the allure of moving to the United States for Mexican immigrants in today's society. 


In the next two decades I think that U.S. will have even more immigrants from Central and South America. So many that Spanish could become the most spoken language. I also think that a lot of Indian and Chinese immigrants will move here because they have populations of over one billion. 

To visually show our information we decided to make an intuitive keynote. It has thorough description that show people the information with clear wording.  

Group work wasn't very challenging especially because my group was very well put together in my opinion. I think the most difficult part was them having to put up with me not being able to work on the project on Tuesday and most of Wednesday due to a religious obligation.

Next time I would want to work on this for a longer period of time because this stuff is very interesting to me but I felt as though the process was very abrupt. 





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Immigration Visualization Jhonas Dunakin

https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1REEfRlWzsiJKbJrwo5SIJtzshby3LjSeMYKciovW8k4/edit

https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/presentation/d/18Yo8FtJ0tF3L3kZf6STxVkay9NwAxqjxhRtGe36H_hY/edit

I'm a very informative when it comes to history and so I know a lot. But what really surprised be was the immigration numbers. I thought before I was shown the graph that immigration in the US would a constant flow upwards. Since all the inovation happens here and opportunities arris here. But know that there a boom and bust periods are interesting. There a periods when there are more opportunity than others. The growth in population, there a times when people want to have babies and times when people don't. People typically want babies when they have the money to raise them so economic booms population shoots up. When the economy slows or shrinks there isn't as much money flow so people make less babies but enough to have a healthy growth since the US is big enough to sustain it's own population. People who immigrate to the US will shrink since we had the housing bubble which slowed down our economy and there are stricter immigration laws. It''l be a lot like the transition from 1900-1910 to the 1910's. But have  slight decline. We thought that the best way to present people information was to create a power point which pictures that represent a decade and a short essay explaining what happened in the era. It gives people more wiggle room to imagine what it would be like in the decade while being informed. Defiantly the collaborating was the hardest part. Me and another group member had sports in two different days and my lap top was not functioning properly making it harder for me to do work online. I think I would defiantly split my own work more efficiently so I'm not doing a lot of my own things last minute. 
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Immigration Visualization James Prell

​Timeline of Immigration to America

Reflection:
     Of all the history I've learned through research of this project, the subject I find most fascinating is the blatant racism against Asian immigrants during the early 1900's. The Immigration Act of 1917 required working age male immigrants into the United States to be literate, and banned Asian immigrants for a full ten years. The worst part about this whole episode in American history is that this act is only one of many anti-asian laws passed in the time period. The two most obvious reasons for data points on the graph for me were world war 1 and 2.
     Based on what I've seen through this project, I think that the largest immigrant population over the next twenty years will be from middle eastern countries. We are already experiencing a large influx of refugees from Iran and Palestine. The Arab spring will definitely cause a deal more immigrants to leave their countries for more stable areas of the world.
     I decided to use lucid chart to make the graphic because it was a way to make an easy to follow graphic of a timeline that represented reason for the changes in the immigration graph.
     The challenging part about working for a group in this case was coordinating the times when we could all work together. We only ended up with one work period in which everyone was present. 




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Reflection



  • The thing that surprised me the most about the information was the decrease of immigration over the years because of certain events. Things like war in America and depression would slow down the number of immigrants that enter the land. This was surprising because i thought no matter the circumstances immigrants would still want to come into America for Freedom and all the opportunities. The obvious things would be the increase of immigration in period of times when things were going bad in countries. Famines and Agricultural changes were common, also job loss bringing more immigrants over. The trend for the next two decades will increase in the US as the economy gets better. Thats the trend i predict but i think it will be a small decrease over a small period of time. We made the decision to visually represent our data by using a lucid chart. As a group we all came to a consensus to use that because we thought it would be easy for everyone to understand. It also presents information well and its self explanatory. The most challenging part of group work was collaborating everyones ideas and putting it into one project and making it come together. We all wanted to represented it in a different way but we all finally came to an agreement. If i would do this project differently i would use a different visual but try to present the information similarly. 

https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/view?fb=true&docId=4313-3fac-50609b3b-9528-05440a7c4e7c#4313-3fac-50609b3b-9528-05440a7c4e7c?page=0&fb=true&branch=54109a26-d312-4fdb-93c1-af12e1e42d77 
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IMMIGRATION VISUALIZATION PROJECT

​Link! >>>http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12821361/Immigration_Henry_Isaac_Taylor.zip<<<


While doing this project and conducting the research, I realized how many factors there were to bring everyone to America. Though, in my research I didn't see anything about why people should leave America. That was pretty interesting. It was pretty obvious that people were coming to America for an opportunity a better life. From what I see, our economy is down right now so it's not very attractive for immigration. But it won't stay down for that long. In fact when it goes back up within the next decade or two, there is going to be an immigration boom just like there always is. In the graph the boom starts slow but slowly climbs unti it reaches it's highest point then resets. Though my group and I didn't visual represent this in our presentation, we had other means to support it. In our presentation we came up with an interactive time lime. We figured that forcing information on someone isn't a good way to learn so we made it a type of presentation where they could go at their own pace. I think it's pretty special. It wasn't easy trying to get all this together. In fact, we had some trouble with some group members not being able to do work for great reasons but in the end we got through. If I were to do this project over again, I would definitely try and get more information as well as pictures and maybe a better approach at the presentation.
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Immigration Visualization Project

Reflection:
·       What surprised you most about this information?
What surprised me more is Mexico rebels and that there where a lot of different types of wars ones in Greece and a lot others with Turkey. Also that Spain owned the Easter part of Florida and then sold it to the US. Slave ending in Ghana and the gold rush of Australia.

·        What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
It's obvious that a lot of people would move from there home  around 1901-1910.


·       Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

I think that it will continue rising every year because people would want to come to the US for the US dream. It will grow every year. It might go down about a 1000 but that just might be all.
·       Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.

We want to put the pulls together and the push too.

·       What parts of group work were challenging?

Getting everything together. Also pick what info is the most important.

·       What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
I really like the way the project turn out but I would want to put more info into it.

IVP
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American-History Reflection _ Katherine

https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1REEfRlWzsiJKbJrwo5SIJtzshby3LjSeMYKciovW8k4/edit

https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/presentation/d/18Yo8FtJ0tF3L3kZf6STxVkay9NwAxqjxhRtGe


There wasn't really much that surprised me about the information that I found out, except for at some points the population was rising while there were crazy things in America going on. So because of that I had to find out reasons that the population could be growing which was a tad bit difficult. What seemed obvious about what I needed to analyze in my data set was that the population of immigration and of the over pop. in the U.S. seemed to have direct correlation. For ex. when the U.S.'s population went up so did the one of immigration. For the next two decades I think that immigration is going to continue to grow because even though our economy isn't that great at the moment America is trying to build it up and in fact we have more opportunities than ever before. 

The parts of our group that were challenging was that one of our group mates were out and there didn't seem like there was enough time to collaborate. Although if I were to do this project over I don't think I would do anything different because I learned some useful information.
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Reflection

  • What surprised you most about this information?
    I was surprised that the reason were obvious and somewhat hard to find information about.
  •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
    It seemed obvious that a lot of this was because of wars and revolutions around the world
  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
    I think that the immigration trend will rise but not as similar to the past decades because of the current economy. Immigration will still occur because many people want a better a life for them and their children.
  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
    We decided that it was best to have a google presentation so that we could all work on it together
  • What parts of group work were challenging?
    Everyone works at a different pace, Personally I like to finish early. It wasn't challenging but It would've been nicer if we finished sooner
  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
    I would try to make it nicer and try to find more information

    Click here for our presentation
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DTuveson Push and Pull Factors of Immigration

 Link to google doc: https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Anabj_Yr-izAdC1kb29ZWVBJRW1mTkpIdFBVZ0pCYWc

Link to Keynote: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xf85cjmiycngeh8/Dtuveson%20history%20timeline%20project.key
What surprised you most about this information?

Not very surprised since I didn't know much about immigration in America

What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?

Laws and regulations seemed to play a very obvious role in immigrants coming to America. Two other very prominent factors in immigration rates are wars overseas, and economic disasters. 

Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

Based on the last 50 years of an increasing rate of immigration, the increase in population, and laxer rules regarding immigration, I think that more people will immigrate to America. Of course whenever America hits its peak in popularity, immigration rates will drop as America becomes less favorable to foreigners. Examples of these include Vietnamese immigrants coming to America after the war in Vietnam, Irish people coming to America after the Potato famine, and more asians coming to America after the removal of discriminatory laws in the 1970's.

Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.

We originally decided to use dipity, but for some reason I couldn’t post anything onto the dipity timeline, I decided to go with Keynote. Keynote is a fairly easy and effective way to visually represent a topic, so my group went with a Keynote that I started to design and Dakota cleaned up and finished.

What parts of group work were challenging? 

It was a little hard to work with my group, mainly because I had never worked with any of them on a project before. Usually I have to get used to the way people work before I can really know how I have to behave within the group. 

What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?

I would spend a little more time on the research. I felt that I could have gotten to know the topic better, but I still learned a few interesting things about American immigration. 

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Ananda Knight project Reflection

project Link --> https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bxb1fS964nElVmVYWUVKVlJUMVE

On thing I learned that was interesting to me was how the amount of immigrants would go back and forth raising and dropping. I always thought that the immigrants stayed in America after settling in.
Some obvious things were when I noticed times in history when America went through different struggles were the same times when the immigrants began to leave. 
I think that in the next two decades more immigrants may come to America but i dont think that many will be leaving. America continues to offer more and many problems are on the verge of being solved.
We decided to make our presentation the way it is because we wanted it to be interesting, eye-catching, and straight to the point.
The first challenge was really understanding the project, then we all had to decide on a way in which we would present out information.
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American Immigration


Group: Jess, DeShawn, Antonio

Link: http://prezi.com/pefsuwj8j8bn/american-history-story-of-american-immigration/

Reflection:

I think my initial surprise was looking at the two different sets of data that was presented to me in the beginning of this project. It was fascinating to see the profession of the population built on immigration and there was such a dip in immigration, yet the population of the country was gradually increasing. But, I think the reasons why the population progressed and immigration had it's moments of nadir, it can be explained. Woman had large amounts of children, families increased, and the amount of the current residence balanced out with those who immigrated.

I think the population will always gradually rise. Even if Mitt Romney goes into office this next term. I think the turmoil in other countries will attract even more people who want to bask in US freedom. But, I think the US will be one of the most well off countries in the next two decades.

With that Prezi template, we wanted to show there was strife getting to the end of the journey. And that's the "X" marks the spot. Going any where, there's always an adventure no matter how small, and immigrating is a big task.

The things my group has trouble with would be putting the amount of information that we had acquired tactfully in our presentation.

Overall, for next time, I'd consider having a more organized way my group put our information together. 

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Immigration Visualization Creighton

With your blogpost, include your reflection related to:
  • What surprised you most about this information?
    What surprised me most about this information was that what we thought pushed immigrants away weren't just poverty and there economic situations. It could be because they miss there family or they dont feel safe it can be something so simple as they just dont feel like being were they are anymore. 

  •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
    Some things that were obvious were about explaining this data set was  most of there pushes were the same. Another thing that was relatively obvious about this data set was the places most immigrants were coming from and why they were staying here. 

     
  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
    Over the next two decades I can see that more and more people will be coming to the U.S and the reasons they will be leaving there country will not change much but it will become worst over time. I feel like the pulls will decrease over the next two decades for the U.S. because just as there poverty increases and there economic system is disintegrating ours are also. 

     
  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
    We did our presentation on dipity because we wanted to visualize what was going on in our decade while reading about it. This will create a mental image for you and  will also help you with picturing what was going on in this time and how things looked. 
  • What parts of group work were challenging?
    I feel like the only thing that was difficult about this project was finding something new about each different place and take something from it and make it a push or a pull. 

  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
    I Would read more about each decade just to be able to learn more in dept about what was happening other then immigration because this could have an affect on the pushes and pulls in the U.S as well as every where else. 


    Links-

    http://www.dipity.com/kikisary/Immigration-Visualization-Project/

    http://voices.yahoo.com/push-pull-factors-led-mexican-immigration-1949278.html?cat=17


    http://www.number09.com/oak_grove/SS_ECON_push-pull.htm


    http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0700/frameset_reset.html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0700/stories/0701_0131.html


    http://crfimmigrationed.org/index.php/lessons-for-teachers/72-history-lesson-2


    http://canadachannel.ca/HCO/index.php/5._The_Immigration_Boom_1895-1914


    http://lajhsslab.com/peopling/push_pull_factors.htm

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Immigration Visualization Project

Dakota Foster
Daniel Tuveson
Diamond Blenman

Click here for our presentation.

What surprised you most about this information?

The thing that surprised me the most was the drop-offs. I thought the drop-offs were just because people just stopped coming, but it was cause America didn't want certain people to come. I think that is rude and that we should allow everybody to come. Especially, if there is a war going on in their homeland.

What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?

Something that seemed obvious is that a lot of people wanted to come to America. A lot of people thought America was better than where they lived. 

Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

I think that people would still want to move her for some jobs. But, right now the economy is not so good and I don't think people will be coming here at time soon. 

Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.

My group thought the best way to do it was on a timeline, but we couldn't get it work. So, we thought the second best way was a graph because it could show the trends.

What parts of group work were challenging?

I think it was just trying to find data for specific years.

What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?

I would try to get the timeline to work better. 

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Reflection Push/Pull

 Reflection

With your blogpost, include your reflection related to:

  • What surprised you most about this information?

I was surprised that the historical events that happened cause immigrants to either come here or go away.


  •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data 
  • set?

That there were going to be a lot of pull's because people explain America as a place of Freedom and Diversity, saying it would allow more jobs and stuff.


  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.


I think that because of the economic tax cuts that would bring them close but at the same time prices rise so the I believe that it would stay at a steady rate until a new president is picked.


  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.


We chose to use the timeline feature and a keynote feature.


  • What parts of group work were challenging?


There were not that many challenging parts except uploading our information online.


  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?


I would just get more research on my push and pull's

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Jessica Maiorano

Presentation:  http://prezi.com/pefsuwj8j8bn/edit/?auth_key=9vfa1c1&follow=sfx2a0uyzts8#0_2436611

Reflection: What surprised me the most about this information and project was that the information was so hard to find there is not many sources to find for each year. A lot of the reasons for immigration are the same. Our group decided to do prezi because we knew that it is fun to work with and the background that we found was like and going through the presentation it makes you feel like you are going around the map. For the years I had to research I think if I did this project over I would find more information and details that I could not find before. It was challenging because we had laptop issues so we had to work with 8\it and it was hard to find information and a picture to go with it. 
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Immigration Visualization Project

​Lexus Forman
Daniel Varnis 
Danielle Little 
Steven Webb

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ij91xcglmryl2m0/3rop4uLiCY/US%20Historic%20Immigration%201830-2000.key

What surprised you most about this information?

What surprised me most about this information is the amount of people who actually immigrated to the United States in the mid 1800’s. I find it interesting that people found our country as an escape from their problems and hardships that were taking place at home.

 What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set? What is quite obvious about this data set is that the American Population seemed to increase at a steady pace even though the amount of immigrants varied throughout the years.

Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades. I predict that in the next two decades, the amount of immigrants will not come in abundance like they did in the mid 1800’s because the United States are making it harder for immigrants to be able to come citizens of the United States, or even get a visa.

Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information. We decide to use keynote because we thought it would be much easier to present our information on an presentation tool. We also felt that the information would be better interpreted in an organized state.

What parts of group work were challenging? One part of the group work that I found challenging was finding specific events for one decade in particular because I found that the amount of immigrants came for the same reason for a couple of decades.

What would you do differently if you had this project to do over? i would spend more time on it in class and not get too distracted because when I got home it wasn’t as easy to ask questions that I needed to know about the project over the computer. It is also better to work on this project as a group in person because some group members might find it hard to comprehend some things while doing it at home.

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Immigration visualization project Creighton

With your blogpost, include your reflection related to:
  • What surprised you most about this information?
    What surprised me most about this information was that what we thought pushed immigrants away weren't just poverty and there economic situations. It could be because they miss there family or they dont feel safe it can be something so simple as they just dont feel like being were they are anymore. 

  •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
    Some things that were obvious were about explaining this data set was  most of there pushes were the same. Another thing that was relatively obvious about this data set was the places most immigrants were coming from and why they were staying here. 

     
  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
    Over the next two decades I can see that more and more people will be coming to the U.S and the reasons they will be leaving there country will not change much but it will become worst over time. I feel like the pulls will decrease over the next two decades for the U.S. because just as there poverty increases and there economic system is disintegrating ours are also. 

     
  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
    We did our presentation on dipity because we wanted to visualize what was going on in our decade while reading about it. This will create a mental image for you and  will also help you with picturing what was going on in this time and how things looked. 
  • What parts of group work were challenging?
    I feel like the only thing that was difficult about this project was finding something new about each different place and take something from it and make it a push or a pull. 

  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
    I Would read more about each decade just to be able to learn more in dept about what was happening other then immigration because this could have an affect on the pushes and pulls in the U.S as well as every where else. 


    Links-

    http://www.dipity.com/kikisary/Immigration-Visualization-Project/

    http://voices.yahoo.com/push-pull-factors-led-mexican-immigration-1949278.html?cat=17


    http://www.number09.com/oak_grove/SS_ECON_push-pull.htm


    http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0700/frameset_reset.html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0700/stories/0701_0131.html


    http://crfimmigrationed.org/index.php/lessons-for-teachers/72-history-lesson-2


    http://canadachannel.ca/HCO/index.php/5._The_Immigration_Boom_1895-1914


    http://lajhsslab.com/peopling/push_pull_factors.htm

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Immigration Visualization Project

Kenny Le
Group Members: Sarena Shuman, Merrick Saunders

Keynote Presentation (Links to dipity and Doc).

Reflection

What surprised you most about this information?

The information that surprised me the most was how the U.S were welcoming immigrants from other countries, but the U.S ended up having fights and wars with other countries too. The Chinese immigration surprised me too, because I didn't learn much about Asian countries coming to the United States. 


What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?

The obvious factors were the United States problems. It is clear that immigration declined in the United States worse times, and immigration rose when the U.S were going through good times. 


Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the U.S presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

The U.S will bring in more immigrants, because immigrants want to have a better life. Immigrants come to the United States to be free and have a better life. They want to have an education and have job. They want to start a family, and have their children getting an education and having a good job. The U.S is for them to start over on a good note.


Describe on how you made a decision to visually represent the information.

We chose to do a timeline, because it was visually appealing and easy to read. We thought it was easy for the viewers to understand the information.


What parts of the group were challenging?

The challenging part is Dipity not working fast enough. It didn't respond well, it was very slow. It held us back, because we had our work done awhile ago, but dipity won't respond and it kept changing our dates to 1969. 


What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?

I would make sure Dipity or any other program I use for the project is stabled and working properly.

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US Immigration

The Project was sent via email

group members Me, Alisha Clark, & Jasmin Hussain

  • Nothing really surprised me about the information other than the fact that I kept finding things about Mexico.

  • The obvious part of the data was that all of the immigrants came over to the US because of better living conditions.

  • Looking at the trend and the data It cannot predict how many immigrants we will have in the next two years however the population will continue to grow.

  • We knew that it had to be a graph that showed change over time and multiple sets of data so the line graph didn't work out because it was all over the place so we went with a double bar graph. 

  • Nothing was challenging for me working with this group.

  • I wouldn't do anything differently the project turned out fine. 
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US Immigration Visual Project

  • With your blogpost, include your reflection related to:

    • What surprised you most about this information?
      That everything has a reason and you can tell according to historic events. 
    •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
      The reasons why the number of immigrants increased and decreased. After a big historic event occurred, immigrants were either taken in or declined. An example, is when the Holocaust came to an end, the number of immigrants increased majorly. After wars, there was a decrease of acceptance. 
    • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
      I think in the next two decades, there will be a decrease in immigrants. I think there will be another war. But, a huge war that includes multiple countries, making it another World War. The US will be completely shut down for immigrants and make the process even harder. Plus, people's thoughts on America will change. 
    • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
      I thought of graphs and many pictures because visual is always the way to go on presentation with teenagers. Everyone likes pretty pictures. They will pay attention. 
    • What parts of group work were challenging?
      Nothing, because everyone stayed focus and communicated. We all communicated through emails and everyone stayed ontop of their assigned decades, which was excellent. 
    • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
    • Nothing really because I love the outcome of our project. To me, we did great as a team. Everyone did their best and we all agreed. There wasn't fighting or lateness. 

      (Project was emailed )
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