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January 2016

Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892

Use INFOhio's ISearch to search for Ellis Island. Narrow your results using the filters on the left hand side of the screen. Notice the source type of "Primary Source Documents." Advanced tabs and the STEM tab contain Research Starters.

Did you know that over 100 million Americans are descended from someone who passed through Ellis Island between 1892-1954? This information was found using ISearch. (Citation below)

Parrish, Ann. "Ellis Island." Let's Take A Look At New York (2015): 1. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Did your ancestors pass through Ellis Island?

Maybe Ancestry Library Edition can tell you. Ancestry Library Edition is available at school only.

January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Search INFOhio's ISearch to find results listed on all tabs. Research Starters, found on the Advanced and STEM tabs, are a good way to begin your research. The encyclopedia tabs contain World Book articles for students of all grade levels. The articles contain a video with an excerpt of the "I Have a Dream" speech. 6 Digital videos and a pairing in Bookflix are available.

California's Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. Use ISearch to find answers to the following questions-

Was California a state at the time of the discovery?

Who were the forty-niners?

What were some of the effects of the gold rush?

2015-2016 Instructional Bags from INFOhio are Here!

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