Talladega County Schools, Fayetteville High School
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.
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.