ALEX Learning Activity

Welcome to Ellis Island!

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Haley Lescher
System:Lauderdale County
School:Lauderdale County Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 246
Title:
Welcome to Ellis Island!
Digital Tool/Resource:
Interactive Tour of Ellis Island
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

In this learning activity, students will relate to the experiences of new immigrants to life in the United States by following the immigrants' footsteps by taking a virtual tour of Ellis Island.  The digital tool includes first-hand stories told by people who came through Ellis Island and historical photographs and films.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 6
United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
2 ) Describe reform movements and changing social conditions during the Progressive Era in the United States.

•  Relating countries of origin and experiences of new immigrants to life in the United States
Example: Ellis Island and Angel Island experiences

•  Identifying workplace reforms, including the eight-hour workday, child labor laws, and workers' compensation laws
•  Identifying political reforms of Progressive movement leaders, including Theodore Roosevelt and the establishment of the national park system
•  Identifying social reforms of the Progressive movement, including efforts by Jane Adams, Clara Barton, and Julia Tutwiler (Alabama)
•  Recognizing goals of the early civil rights movement and the purpose of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
•  Explaining Progressive movement provisions of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-first Amendments to the Constitution of the United States

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.6.2- Identify the problems created by industrialization and urbanization of the late 1800s including poor working conditions and unhealthy living conditions; define the concept of reform and identify at least one major reform of the Progressive Movement including child labor laws, 8-hour workdays, and cleaner living conditions in cities; identify the expansion of conservation efforts by the national parks and national forests.
SS.AAS.6.2a - Identify goals of the early civil rights movement and th


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to describe the immigration process through Ellis Island and early experiences of new immigrants' life in the United States.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
Before/Engage
Activity:

The student(s) will view the interactive tour of Ellis Island. After viewing and discussing Ellis Island, the student(s) will write a letter to a family member describing their immigration process through Ellis Island.  What experiences did they have?

Assessment Strategies:

Students' will be assessed by their knowledge of Ellis Island in the letter.


Advanced Preparation:

Before the lesson, have the Ellis Island interactive tour open in a separate tab.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: Ellis Island, immigrants, Statue of Liberty