Ellis Island: Entry to Opportunity

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn about the history of Ellis Island and American attitudes toward immigration. Students will look at their own family history and where they fit into patterns of American immigration.
Author: 
Patricia Hutchinson
Grade Range: 
3
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement