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How to Find Ancestors Who Came to the U.S. Through Ellis Island

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Italian immigrant children...beautiful yet sad...they are so innocent they probably couldnt ever imagine they would working in factories with horrid health conditions to earn some money to help thier familes. Tough times then...

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Ellis Island formally opened January 1, 1892. American myths: American dream. From Rags to Riches. The New World.

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Ellis Island Chalk Markings this is what inspectors put on the jackets of the immigrants so they new where to place them

Ellis Island Chalk Markings this is what inspectors put on the jackets of the immigrants so they new where to place them

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Ellis Island... These are actual luggage pieces left behind from people who came through Ellis Island... Extremely humbling & sorrowful. You will not be the same once you leave...

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Ellis Island Role Play

A fun, creative way to bring a unit on immigration and Ellis Island to life! Students are either immigration officials or immigrants coming to Ellis Island! Students are given new names and nationalities and go through medical examinations and questions.

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