This fun assignment for your American History class will help students to think creatively on the topic of immigration to America in the late 1800's to early 1900's. RAFT stands for "role, audience, topic and format." Students will pick from a variety of relevant topics to express the hardship and excitement of the journey to America. For example, a student can choose to be the steamship carrying hundreds of passengers writing a letter to Ellis Island in preparation of her arrival. I guarantee you will be amazed at the creativeness of your students and what they will dream up!