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Immigration: Ellis Island

This is a lesson about the immigration procedures at Ellis Island. Students will learn about the process and creatively write about what it was like for immigrants to pass through Ellis Island.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to understand the process for immigrants traveling through Ellis Island into the United States.


(5 minutes)
Ellis IslandEllis Island Interview
  • Display pictures of Ellis Island on the board for students.
  • Explain that an immigrant is a person who leaves another country to move to a new one.
  • Ask if any students have heard of Ellis Island to see if any students have background knowledge.
  • If this does not trigger interest, ask if any students are immigrants or if any have family members who are.

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