Field Trips

Being Processed: Abraham Cohen

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Grade Level:
High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies


Being Processed is a high school level self-guided activity that allows students to understand through the experiences of Russian-born immigrant Abraham Cohen's procession through Ellis Island. Students will learn about the reasons Russian immigrants were seeking citizenship in the United States just prior to World War I and participate in role playing at Inspector and immigrant. Finally, students will take part in the Board of Special Inquiry where immigrants were subjected to a list of questions about their personal lives and their reasons for coming to America.  


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Last updated: August 2, 2018