The Immigration Project is designed to immerse students in the “new immigrant” experience between 1900 and 1917. Students will use the Ellis Island website at Liberty Ellis Foundation to find a real immigrant on one of the ship’s manifests and create a fictional life in Manhattan for that immigrant. Extensive, detailed instructions for the project’s 8 components and numerous sources are provided. This project runs about 3 weeks but can be modified to fit your schedule. Students will create:
Letter describing the trip over
Narrative (creative writing)
NOTE: This project is designed for delivery to students via Google Docs. A master file list and a project template provide links to everything they’ll need. PDF versions of the instructions and sources may be downloaded using those links if desired.
The Zip also contains a Common Cartridge format file (.imscc) that can be imported into many online Learning Management Systems, including Schoology, Moodle, and NEO. This file will import the entire unit into your LMS, including links to the PDF files. Those links may be used to deliver content directly to your students.
[Note: See your system's guidelines for how to import. This file was created by exporting out of Schoology. When importing, Schoology creates an "unused resources" folder. This can be safely deleted].
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