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is designed to be customized to any length,
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goal of this unit is to give students a brief overview
of immigration in the early 1900s.
Timeline (all ages)
Island History. (4th+)
of Liberty Facts (all ages)
the Trail of the Immigrant - photos and text that
tell the story of immigration. (gr 4-12)
of Ellis Island Watch videos, listen to interviews,
view photos as you take an interactive adventure at
Ellis Island. (all ages)
Immigrant Landed on Ellis Island - 15-year-old
Annie Moore in 1892. (all ages)
photos from Ellis Island. View slideshow. (gr.
about Immigration. (all ages)
about the Statue
of Liberty. and Statue
of Liberty Handbook (gr 6-12)
the Statue of Liberty (all ages)
about the Gilded
Age. (all ages)
Books to Read
Voyage by Edith Tarbescu tells the story of the
journey of two immigrant Jewish girls' trip to America.
32 pgs. (K-4)
of Freedom) By R. Conrad Stein (K-6+)
Island by Carol Highsmith. Words, photos, and descriptions
of Ellis Island. (5-8+)
Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island by
Ellen Levine. (K-6+)
at Ellis Island by Sally Isaacs. See what it was
like to be an immigrant disembarking, and what you
would do if you could go on to America, of if you were
kept behind. (K-6+)
American Immigration by Dana Wilbanks. Explores
U.S. immigration and refugee policy from a Christian
perspective. (gr 6-12)
Activities to Do:
Island Junior Ranger Booklet (gr. 4-6)
of Liberty Cutout Activity. (gr. 4+)
of Liberty Color Page and Color
Page 2 (K-4)
of Entry: Immigration - Online Activity (gr. 4-12)
Statistics. (gr. 5-8+)
Teaching with Document Analysis
Worksheets to analyze the primary documents viewed
in this unit. (gr. 4-12)
fun: watch The
Immigrant (silent movie with Charlie Chaplin). All
Moscow on the Hudson with Robin Williams, 1984. Rent.
& Assemble New York Harbor. (gr. 4-12)
a family tree. Include immigrant information, if available.
the poem written
by Emma Lazarus.
to and sing along with "Give
Me Your Tired, Your Poor"
and songs about the Statue of Liberty.
test for Immigrants and see if you can pass!
art and photos of
the Statue of Liberty.
Activities to Do:
Life: Immigration. Includes reproducible activity
pages for math, vocabulary, reading comprehension,
critical thinking, geography, writing, drama, and
arts and crafts. Grades 4-8.
And don't forget! When you're done, be sure to add what
your children did for the Immigration unit to pgs. 98 -
100 in your copy of The Checklist!