What’s to learn from earlier migration?

In America they both struggled with the issues of being immigrants, to learn the language, new food, new traditions, homesickness and a feeling of being outside. Today we have a lot of immigrants in Sweden. They come from different parts of the world like Somalia, Iran, Serbia and Bosnia. What are their life stories – are they parallel to Ida’s and Hanna’s stories? Do immigrants today miss home, food, relatives and traditions? What’s it like to move to a new place, from a new country or just from another town or village? These issues are sometimes difficult to discuss. In our program students in 4th grade got to meet Ida and Hanna as characters who told their stories and then the student’s told their stories to maybe find similarities. Interesting dialogue arose! Emma Angelin Holmen and Tina LindströmKalmar läns museum, Sweden