A Nation of Immigrants

Many American citizens have ancestors who bravely traveled large distances in search of a better life. Let your child in on some important U.S. history with these worksheets that focus on immigration.

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Famous Immigrants

Famous Immigrants

Match famous immigrants with their exploits in this history worksheet. Don't know history? Don't worry! Look for hints based on people changing their names!
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Push-Pull Immigration

Push-Pull Immigration

When people migrate, they are influenced by push and pull: They feel pushed out of one place and pulled to another. Try a push-pull exercise in this worksheet.
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Ellis Island History

Ellis Island History

Learn about Ellis Island, the first major immigration station in the U.S.
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Ellis Island Immigration Process

Ellis Island Immigration Process

Recreate the Ellis Island immigration process at home! Answer these questions that hopeful immigrants answered before being welcomed to the U.S. or sent home.
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Luggage for Ellis Island

Luggage for Ellis Island

How light can you pack? When immigrants came to Ellis Island, they didn't have moving trucks or big comfy suitcases; they brought what they could carry.
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Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Learn more about Ellis Island, the place where many of our ancestors first set foot on American soil.
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Statue of Liberty History

Statue of Liberty History

If any one thing were to sum up America, it's the Statue of Liberty.
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Angel Island Immigration Test

Angel Island Immigration Test

Immigrants at Angel Island were often given confusing questions designed to keep them from passing into the USA. Try out some historical questions yourself.
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Angel Island Poetry

Angel Island Poetry

Try a Chinese poetry style called wu-yan-li-shi, which hopeful immigrants wrote while waiting on Angel Island in California to be admitted to the U.S.
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