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1 Immigration and Citizenship First Stop: Ellis Island!

2 Objective  Students will develop a sense of empathy with the experiences of immigrants who came to America.  Students will understand the importance of Ellis Island and the significance of the Statue of Liberty

3 Vocabulary Words  landmark – something very large and noticeable on land that helps people recognize where they are  liberty - means freedom  crown – a head covering of precious metal worn by a royal person, such as a queen or king  tablet – a small, flat surface with something written on it  torch – a long stick with material that burns at one end of it

4  What were the hopes and dreams of those people who traveled to America?  What was the first thing they saw that told them that they had arrived?

5 The Statue of Liberty  The Statue of Liberty was not placed in New York harbor on Liberty Island until after the Civil War, in The Statue of Liberty did not welcome any immigrants who came to America before that time. The statue was actually a gift to America from France.  Fill in a KWL chart with your teachers help.

6 The Statue of Liberty  Imagine having been on a ship for weeks, crowded and tired and hungry.  Imagine that you couldn’t sleep one night and you decided to go out on the deck and look out at the ocean through the darkness.  Imagine a light off in the distance that began to grow brighter and brighter  That light would come from the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

7 The Story of the Statue of Liberty  Read or watch the book, The Story of the Statue of Liberty, by Betsy and Giulio Maestro  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1YK LOk8pmA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1YK LOk8pmA

8 Review

9 The statue was dedicated by U.S. President Grover Cleveland on Oct. 28, 1886.

10 It is located in the New York Harbor on Ellis Island.

11  The Statue of Liberty is 151 ft.  The surface of the statue is composed of hammered copper sheets 2.4 mm (0.01 in) thick that are riveted to an iron framework.

12 The statue rests upon a concrete-and-granite pedestal. Its base and pedestal increase the height of the monument to 305 ft high.

13  The Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom throughout the world.  Its formal name is Liberty Enlightening the World.

14 Crown  She is wearing flowing robes and the seven rays of her spiked crown symbolize the seven seas and continents.

15 Statue of Liberty Poem  This poem was written by an American named Emma Lazarus in She wrote this poem to help raise money to finish a pedestal or base for the Statue of Liberty. These closing lines are words that the poet imagined the Statue of Liberty would be saying to other countries. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

16 Show What You Know  Why was the Statue of Liberty built?  Where is it located?  Why does it have the name “Statue of Liberty?”  What does it have to do with freedom?  How many different groups of people helped in getting the Statue of Liberty to Liberty Island?  answer: French artists, engineers, French people, American people, businessmen, a newspaper owner, a poet

17 Virtual Tour  ur.htm ur.htm

18 Crown and Torch Crafts


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