Ellis Island Online
Students research their ancestors by visiting a number of online resources. They read personal immigration stories and begin creating their own family tree.
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Who is Fit to Enter? The Immigrant Experience at Ellis Island
Students examine the purpose of Ellis Island. In this immigration lesson, students explore the operation of Ellis Island as they participate in a simulation that requires them to organize and handle immigrants coming into the United...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Immigration for Grades 6-8
Students explore, analyze and critique the effects of immigration on American history and culture. They develop an awareness of the concept of immigration, utilize real-world examples as models and compare/contrast immigration stories of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History