Ranger in the Classroom

Two rangers visiting a local public school with students and desks in a classroom.

Have National Park Service Park Rangers come to your school!

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum is excited to announce the return of FREE “Ranger in Your Classroom” programs to be delivered in the New York City area schools.

The Park Ranger teams will offer a series of activities to small classroom groups. The programs will be highly-limited and based upon availability. Each program will be between 30-40 minutes.


Take a look at the programs we have available below:

Punching the Ticket (4th to 5th Grade) - As immigrants finished processing at Ellis Island, many confronted the difficulties of communicating with others in a different language. Punching the Ticket explores some of the challenges in communication that immigrants faced as they settled in their new country. A highly-interactive curriculum based program designed for the end of the unit, this activity helps make the immigrant experience come alive for the students in the classroom.

Creating a Symbol (2nd to 3rd Grade) – The Statue of Liberty has served as an icon to millions of people worldwide since its construction over 125 years ago. Creating a Symbol will help students explore the symbolism associated with Lady Liberty and inquire on how these representations relate to their everyday lives. This activity hopes to engage younger audiences to think about the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of America’s past, present, and future.

Last updated: February 3, 2018

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Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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