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Ellis Island & The Statue of Liberty The American Dream—Poems & Information
Bell Ringer: List everything you know about Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty. And/ or what you want to learn about Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty A photo of the Ellis Island Museum
Ellis Island What is Ellis Island? Ellis Island is known best as the historical gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States. Where is Ellis Island? Located in Upper New York, between Jersey City and New York City How do you get to Ellis Island? On a Ferry -this is how immigrants got there long ago. This is also how people of today visit this historic location. Busiest immigration station from 1892-1954
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
More Info on Ellis Island… It opened with a celebration on January 1, 1892. Three large ships landed on the first day and 700 immigrants passed over the docks. Almost 450,000 immigrants were processed at the station during its first year. On June 15, 1897, a fire of unknown origin, possibly caused by faulty wiring, turned the wooden structures on Ellis Island into ashes Busiest immigration station from 1892-1954
Denotations Immigrate: (verb/action) “come to live permanently in a foreign country” Immigrant: (noun/person) a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. Immigration: (noun/idea) the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country Emigrate: (verb/action) to leave one's own country in order to settle permanently in another
Location of Ellis Island
Let’s take a tour of Ellis Island http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm http://home.earthlink.net/~jfarr8/tour.html http://home.earthlink.net/~jfarr8/tour.html http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island/videos#immigrants-detained-at- ellis-island http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island/videos#immigrants-detained-at- ellis-island http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island/videos#arrival-at-ellis-island http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island/videos#arrival-at-ellis-island http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island/videos#ellis-island-in-pictures Assignment: While looking at the clip, write 3 new discoveries of Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty “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-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Information on the Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty is an image that symbolizes America’s immigrant heritage. A gift from the people of France, she has watched over New York’s Harbor since 1886, and on her base is a tablet inscribed with words penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883: “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- tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Let’s take a tour of the Statue of Liberty http://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/stli/eTour.htm http://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/stli/eTour.htm http://www.history.com/topics/ellis- island/videos#the-statue-of-liberty http://www.history.com/topics/ellis- island/videos#the-statue-of-liberty http://www.history.com/topics/ellis- island/videos#statue-of-liberty-unknown Assignment: Write 3 new discoveries about the Statue of Liberty
Stop & Think Quick Write…. To some Americans, the words of Emma Lazarus are our national credo. Others say they’re our national curse. What do you think? Credo? Curse? Both? Neither? Why would people think of each of these? Explain
Ellis Island a poem by Joseph Bruchac a) Beyond the red brick of Ellis Island b) where the two Slovak children c) who became my grandparents d) waited the long days of quarantine, e) after leaving the sickness, f) the old Empires of Europe, g) a Circle Line ship slips easily h) on its way to the island
i) of the tall woman, gr een j) as dreams of forests and meadows k) waiting for those who’d worked l) a thousand years m) yet never owned their own. n) Like millions of others, o) I too come to this island, p)nine decades the answerer q) of dreams.
r) Yet only part of my blood loves that memory. s) Another voice speaks t) of native lands within this nation. u) Lands invaded v) when the earth became owned. w) Lands of those who followed the changing x) Moon, knowledge of the seasons y) in their veins.
Clip from the Godfather II Assignment: While watching the from the Godfather II write down 5 observation that you noticed about immigrating to Ellis Island
Homework 1) What is Ellis island? Explain 2) Give the denotations of the word “immigrant” 3) Give some connotations of the word “immigrant” 4) Give the denotation of the word “emigrate” 5) Why is it important to learn about Ellis Island? 6) List 5 new facts you learned about Ellis Island from this presentation/what you learned today. 7) Why/how is the Statue of Liberty an important part of this nation? 8) List 5 new facts you learned about the Statue of Liberty
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