- Use the Web to access immigration history
- Develop an understanding of the concept of immigration
- Develop oral history writing skills, including note-taking and conducting an interview
- Read for detail
- Use real-world examples as models for writing an oral history
- Compare and contrast immigration stories of the past with the present
- Compare and contrast immigration through Ellis Island and Angel Island
- Use technology to explore a historical place and event
- Use graphs and facts to respond to several research-based questions and activities
This lesson plan teaches students the journey many immigrants took through Ellis Island to America.
3 CLASS PERIODS
A lesson plan to help students compare and contrast the stories of immigrants from decades ago to those of recent immigrants. This lesson plan also compares the differences between immigrants' experiences at Ellis Island and Angel Island.
3 CLASS PERIODS
This lesson plan for the Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today interactive online unit exposes students to the unique contributions of immigrants to American history and culture.
2 CLASS PERIODS
Take a tour of Ellis Island, explore an interactive immigration timeline, and meet young immigrants in this online activity!
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Scholastic offers students the unique opportunity to explore this historical landmark through text, audio, video, and photos.
In this multi-faceted activity, students analyze immigration statistics by studying Scholastic's charts and creating their own.