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 »
The Education Department at Ellis Island is working on adding Lesson Plans about Ellis Island and Immigration. Check back every so often to see what's new! The goal is to offer lesson plans for a variety of grade levels.
We'd appreciate feedback on our lesson plans and "For Teachers" portion of our website.
Just e-mail us to help us improve!
Kindergarten through Third Grade (K-3)
Fourth Grade through Seventh Grade (4-7)
Eighth Grade through Twelfth Grade (8-12)
Did You Know?
Ellis Island was added as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 by Presidential Proclamation. The main building was re-opened in September 1990 as the national museum of immigration after what was considered at the time, the largest restoration project in American history.