Ellis Island Immigration Test

Ellis Island Immigration Test
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This is an example of a test given to immigrants coming through Ellis Islands in the 1800's. Not many of them could speak English so a test was devised that just had drawings and the person had to draw whatever was missing from the picture.

I have my students take this test on the first, or second, day of my French and/or Spanish class and them tell them that I will only let people stay in my class who get less than 3 wrong. It's a lot of fun for me! lol Then, of course, I tell them I'm joking but it does help to get my point across.

Update: I have included an answer key along with an activity about stereotypes based on a speech that Ben Franklin wrote warning against the dangers of allowing Germans into our country.
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3 pages
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45 minutes
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