This is FUN way for students to write a research paper and learn about other countries! My students focused on France, Italy, Ireland, Germany and England and people who traveled to Ellis Island beginning in 1892. Students will be pretending like they are "immigrants" from another country and traveling to Ellis Island to start a new life. They will be writing a research paper on their "home country" using 3 different sources and this activity has an area for students to take notes. It also has an outline that you can use for them to get in groups and present. I have also included a rubric! We watched a brainpop on Ellis Island and tied this into Social Studies. We journaled what it would be like to travel over on a boat to Ellis Island to get students excited about this project.