• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Activity Sheets

The Division of Interpretation, Education and Visitor Services has created a variety of materials that you, as an educator, and your students may find beneficial as you explore your studies about Ellis Island and immigration.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

3rd Grade through 5th Grade

6th Grade through 8th Grade

9th Grade through 12th Grade

Additional Resources for Research

Bibliography

Did You Know?

Angel Island aerial cropped2

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay processed approximately 1 million Asian immigrants entering into the US, leading to it sometimes being referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to the restrictions of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many immigrants spent years on the island, waiting for entry. Access to the island is by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon or Vallejo. Ferry services are reduced during the winter. More...