Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
We hope Ellis Island's Curriculum Materials are helpful to you as you plan and revise lessons or units about Ellis Island and immigration.
There are several Lesson Plans to help students learn more about aspects of immigration both past and present.
A variety of Activity Sheets are available for your use as supplemental materials.
Primary Sources for your Classroom will help you bring historical treasures from Ellis Island's collections into the classroom.
The Teacher Tool Kit includes items for use in your classroom that are not exactly primary sources, but could add authenticity to various activities.
Learning about your Ancestors is an online guide and resource list to help you explore genealogy resources to better help your students explore their family history.
We hope you find these resources helpful and easy to access and use. Please e-mail us with additional ideas for curriculum materials.
Did You Know?
The Guastavino Ceiling in the Great Hall: Rafael Guastavino Moreno (1842 –1908) was a Spanish architect and builder. He created a "Tile Arch System" patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar, it is found in some of the most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks across the United States