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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies


This self-guided activity will direct students throughout the "Peak Immigration Years" exhibit located on the second floor of Ellis Island's Main Building. Here the students will observe and read the exhibit's information panels and asnwer several questions. This activity is designed for students to place themselves in the place of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in 1905. At the conclusion of this activity, each student should have an understanding of the feelings, motives, and thoughts on why people throughout the world were immigrating to America through Ellis Island.


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Last updated: August 2, 2018