Field Trips

Politics! Self-Guided Activity

Portion of Activity used while at Ellis Island; Historic political cartoon
Use political cartoons and other resources to examine the issue of immigration.

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This self-guided school activity is designed to be used by school groups visiting the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in the Spring Semester 2014 while most of Ellis Island's exhibits remain closed following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. This activity can be completed in the Baggage Room on the 1st Floor and in the Registry Room/Great Hall on the 2nd Floor. Items to bring on your field trip for this activity:

  • This worksheet—copy 2-sided to save paper! (one per student)
  • Pencils or pens (one per student)
  • Clipboard or notebook or something to write on (one per student)


Education Department


History, Immigration, Social Studies
Field Trips