Field Trips

Immigrant Eyes

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies


This self-guided activity allows for students visiting Ellis Island to understand the process of being admitted into the United States. By critical thinking, locating and asking Park Rangers questions, and discovering new information, students finishing this activity will be able to appreciate the complexities that immigrants arriving withstood. Students can also use this activity to search out their own families' heritage. 


Last updated: April 19, 2018