Who Do You Think You Are?

Ellis Island Virtual Field Trip

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Come learn and explore what immigration was like for our families!

Did you ever wonder where you came from?

Where did your ancestors come from?

What was it like when they came and had to be processed through Ellis Island?

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn the reasons people come to America through oral histories of recent and historic immigrants.
  • They will explore the interactive historical timeline, which explains immigration patterns since the colonial period.
  • Students will also explore Ellis Island, the preeminent immigration port of the early 1900s, in an interactive tour.
  • Graphing activities based on 200 years of immigration data encourage students to practice data analysis and research skills.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the concept of immigration
  • Compare and contrast immigration through Ellis Island and Angel Island

OLS Hours

90 Minutes of history

Black Board Link will be posted on Thursday March 10, 2016