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Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

Park rangers with host in the historic Hearing Room during the live Webcast
Park Rangers Peter, Kate, and Melissa with Scholastic's host, Billy.

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In collaboration with the National Park Service, Scholastic produced "Coming to America: Ellis Island" as a LIVE webcast on March 29, 2012.

This virtual field trip can be a great addition to your unit on immigration and Ellis Island.There are resources available on the "For Teachers" section of the Ellis website, and additional resources available at Scholastic's "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" page for teachers and students.  Links for both are below.

In addition to the Virtual Field Trip, you may explore Ellis Island through an interactive tour, examine immigration data, and learn more about historic immigration and immigration today through stories, book suggestions, teacher's guides, and other resources.

How to Participate

Visit Scholastic's "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" page to explore resources for both students and teachers, including the virtual tour at http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm.

To view the virtual tour directly, please visit http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm.


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