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The Ellis Island Experience - Coming to America

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Creator:

Jennifer Barnett


School/Organization:

Talladega County Schools, Fayetteville High School

Overview:

Make Ellis Island come alive for U.S. history students by processing younger students in a recreation of the immigration center. Recreate the uncertainty, fear, and confusion many immigrants experienced by arranging a variety of stations in a large open space. Then open Ellis Island to visitors and allow time for reflection and discussion after all immigrants have been processed.

Click to hear students reflect on The Ellis Island Experience.


Length: 4:28

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Experiencing Ellis Island - An Interactive Immigration Project

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[T1] UH4 (11) 1: Explain the transition of the United States from an agrarian society to an industrial nation prior to World War I.

National/Other Standards:

NCSS Standards:

NSS-USH.5-12.6 ERA 6: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNITED STATES (1870-1900)

Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity.

 

 


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