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Teacher’s Guide for Education Programs: Grades 4-6

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
State Standards:
New York State Learning Standards:
Elementary (4) 1B, 1C, 1E; (5) 1B
Intermediate: (4) 1C, 1D, 1E; (5) 1A, 1C


Dear Teacher,
Congratulations and thank you for booking an education program with the National Park Service at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. This Teacher’s Guide is designed to help you prepare for your class’s visit. Besides the logistical information found below, the following two pages feature pre-visit and post-visit activities that can be used as part of your lesson(s) about Ellis Island and immigration. Additional resources are can also be found on our website:
Please be sure to read through the “Informational Guide for Teachers and Chaperones” available online and feel free to make copies for chaperones so they are aware of their roles and responsibilities while at the museum.
We hope your visit surpasses your expectations.


Masking Tape and a clear section of a classroom, Oral History (link in download), Onion Paper (if available for Day 1 Letter), 3.5x5 or 4x6 Index Cards, Muliple copies of sample postcard (on page 4 of download), scissors and glue (optional).

Download Teacher’s Guide for Education Programs: Grades 4-6

Last updated: April 19, 2018