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Students are directed through eight lessons to learn about the history and events at Ellis Island.
*Gain knowledge concerning the location of Ellis Island, and discover who Samuel Ellis was
*Learn that due to the war the island was used for other purposes
*Learn about the construction of Ellis Island and what was used to build up the land
*Discuss the financial difficulties immigrants experienced traveling on the ships to America
*Discuss the frightening experience of being examined once arriving at Ellis Island
*Discover who the immigrants are and where they came from
These are just some of the objectives of the Ellis Island - America's Gateway unit.
Titles in the unit include: Lesson Overview, Ellis Island: A Home for Oysters and Sea Gulls, The Next Hundred Years, Sam Ellis' Island, The Island Changes, Ellis Island Known as Fort Gibson, Ellis Island Opens, Who Were the Immigrants and Where Did They Come From?, Difficult Times, Passage to Freedom, A Bittersweet Experience, Annie Moore, A Symbol of Hope to Many, America is Considered a "Melting Pot", Facts About Ellis Island, Immigrant Experience, Ellis Island Word Search, Recipes From Around the World.