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Ellis Island—The “Golden Door” to America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you one of the 100 million Americans whose ancestors passed through the doors of Ellis Island? Learn about the historic entry point for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with an informative reading passage. After...
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Ellis Island Simulation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young historians step into the shoes of immigrants coming to Ellis Island. A simulation creates an experience in which participants visit several rooms, go through an interview process, and receive a stamp in their passport—either making...
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The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Everyone comes from somewhere. An interdisciplinary lesson on Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island includes discussion starter and writing prompts for the novel, as well as a graphic organizer to help learners begin their own...
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Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Split your class up into groups of five to practice a reader's theater script that relates to immigration and Ellis Island. The script includes information about the island, and some descriptions of vocabulary terms. Also provided are...
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On This Day: Ellis Island Opens

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Immigration is a hot topic in the news, but it has been a part of the American story for centuries. Learners explore Ellis Island and its connection to the American immigration story with a video tour of Ellis Island, Congressional...
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
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Ellis Island Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students take on the role of an immigrant at Ellis Island in 1910. In this immigration lesson plan, students will enter various stations simulating a medical, mental, eye, and legal exams at which they will be spoken to in a foriegn...
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Aerial View of Ellis Island

For Students 5th - 8th
What do your pupils know about Ellis Island and immigration? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities related to the topic. The resource includes a history analysis exercise for each level of Bloom's Taxonomy, as well as...
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Turn of the Century Immigration

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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.
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Ellis Island Writing Prompt

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students read the questions and story starter about Ellis Island. There are provided lines for the story which the students will write.
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Who is Fit to Enter? The Immigrant Experience at Ellis Island

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the purpose of Ellis Island. In this immigration activity, students explore the operation of Ellis Island as they participate in a simulation that requires them to organize and handle immigrants coming into the...
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The Ellis Island Experience

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate what the immigrant experience entailed. In this Ellis Island lesson, 11th graders analyze photographs and documents about the immigrants who experienced Ellis Island and then write immigrant journals.
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Immigration and Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore family histories. In this social studies lesson, 4th graders identify the countries from which their ancestors came and locate them on a map. Students discuss the role that Ellis Island played in immigration in the...
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Immigration Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit Ellis Island Immigration Museum (as a field trip or a virtual visit) and pretend to be Italian immigrants to the United States. They write a journal entry detailing their first week in the United States. They interview an...
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Immigrant Arrivals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a multimedia presentation comparing the experiences of immigrants who arrived at New York's Ellis Island with the experiences of those who arrived at California's Angel Island.
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Immigration: Experiencing Ellis Island

For Students 8th
An interactive tour permits young scholars to follow the path of immigrants as they arrive in the United States and are processed at Ellis Island Immigration Station. Packed with photos, videos, and charts, the resource gives texture to...
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Coming to America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through this set of three lessons about Ellis Island, class members will learn about why immigrants came to the United States, find out about the difficulties that went along with coming to America, become familiar with the immigration...
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Immigration in America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use primary sources to study immigration. For this immigration lesson, students analyze photographs, posters, letters, and documents from Ellis Island. Students complete analysis worksheets as they evaluate the primary sources.
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Immigrating to America

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars study the American immigration experience. In this Ellis Island lesson, students research primary documents from the immigration station, take a tour of the station, and then prepare and perform dramatic presentations...
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Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in guided reading lessons associated with the book Ellis Island. In this guided reading lesson plan set, 4th graders complete 6 days of lessons that include pre-reading, reading, and post reading activities....
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Every-Day Edits: Ellis Island

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this proof reading instructional activity, learners read a paragraph about Ellis Island. Students locate and correct 10 errors in the paragraph.
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Ellis Island: Gateway To America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the immigration station on Ellis Island. Through several activities, they see that immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island came to America from different countries, mostly those in Europe, for a variety of reasons.
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Ellis Island: The "Golden Door" to America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars write a narrative from the perspective of an immigration inspector or European immigrant. In this Immigration lesson, students read an online history of Ellis Island and evaluate its significance by writing answers to...
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If I Had Been at Ellis Island

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine what it was like to enter the U.S. as an immigrant. They conduct Internet research, develop a concept map, list the ways children occupied their time while at Ellis Island, and create a diorama.

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