Ellis Island

Take your group to one of the United States’ national treasures! Restored to its 1918-1924 appearance, Ellis Island is filled with self-guided exhibits chronicling its history as America’s immigrant processing station, as well as exhibits that explore the continuing story of immigrants in the New World both before and after the Ellis era. Visitors can take a self-guided audio tour while examining artifacts, photographs, prints, and interactive displays. They can also catch one of the many films that run daily at the museum. Be sure to consider combining your visit with a trip to the Statue of Liberty.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, see website.

School

Students can participate in ranger-led activities and play the role of an immigrant arriving at Ellis Island in the early 1900s, or the role of a business owner. They can explore how Ellis Island immigrants found jobs, and study the positive and negative impacts of immigration on a community. A number of self-guided activities are also available, encouraging students to explore Ellis Island's exhibits with a critical eye. Aspects of the Ellis Island immigrant experience are explored, including processing, medical inspection, detainment, and settling down in a new community.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
architecture, economics, history, immigration, world cultures

contact info
Name: Educational Programs
Phone: 646-356-2180.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30-90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, HD, VI.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Ellis Island

Take your group to one of the United States’ national treasures! Restored to its 1918-1924 appearance, Ellis Island is filled with self-guided exhibits chronicling its history as America’s immigrant processing station, as well as exhibits that explore the continuing story of immigrants in the New World both before and after the Ellis era. Visitors can take a self-guided audio tour while examining artifacts, photographs, prints, and interactive displays. They can also catch one of the many films that run daily at the museum. Be sure to consider combining your visit with a trip to the Statue of Liberty.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, see website.

Camp

Learn about the voyage made by immigrants across the Atlantic, and also hear about the island’s busiest years between 1892 and 1924. Learn about aspects of the Ellis Island immigrant experience including processing, medical inspection, detainment, and settling down in a new community. Smaller camp groups (aged 13 and older) may be able to reserve a Hard Hat Tour of the 750-bed Hospital Complex. Here, visitors can see the original equipment and hospital beds, disease wards, kitchen, staff housing, and more.

topics covered:
architecture, economics, history, immigration, world cultures

contact info
Name: Statue Cruises
Phone: 877-523-9849.
Email: groups@statuecruises.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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