Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time Travel Adventure is the core text in a interdisciplinary unit study of immigration at the turn of the century.
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- Show class members the student-made book trailer for The Orphan of Ellis Island available on YouTube
- Have individuals research how and when their ancestors came to the US
- The 12-page packet is designed for GATE classes but would work well with any class
- The detailed packet includes essential questions, a novel study quide, a vocabulary list, teaching strategies, links to additional resources, activities, a project menu, and an authentic culminating assessment