Ellis island as a landing station, salt lake herald, april 1, 1890, page 1, image 1, col. Ellis island by fred mustard stewart and a great selection of related books. The first page really draws the reader in because it lists two statements and. By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of ellis island, vincent cannatos american passage helps us. Ellis island and the peopling of america the new press. Search a library for books about ellis island, and explore web sites like.
Even though it was not the main or the only entry point into the united states, ellis island offered access to most immigrants, especially those. Ellis island national geographic readers series by. In this book, you will find information on where the immigrants that landed on ellis island came from, why they wanted to come to the united states, and how it was decided if they could stay in the united states or have to go back home. I also like that the book is factual and provides vocabulary, statistics and an index in the back of the book. This book discusses why immigrants came to the united states in the late 19th and. It included medical examinations, legal examination, and the examiners wanted to be sure that the immigrants could support themselves.
While there is a mention of the subject traveling through the island twice, very little writing is given to the subject. This was a simple story of an irish female as she lives her life both in ireland and new york city. Click here for additional information on membership levels. Ellis island ellis island was the door to america which was opened on january 1st, 1892. In that capacity, ellis island is a companion symbol to the statue of liberty, in that it was the second place that most immigrants related to. Oct 02, 2009 this is not really about ellis island it is about the american dream though, and ellis island was at one time, the first stepping stone to achieving that. You can remove some records from the dropdowns or from your profile at my file under the appropriate tab. How european immigrants entered america how things worked. It is a both a story of political corruption on the part of some who preyed on these arrivals, as well a story of hope and new beginnings. Next give me your tired, your poor emma lazarus isnt usually considered to be one of the great figures of 19thcentury american literature, but her 1882 poem the new colossus must rank among the most famous verses in american history. Learn why immigrants came to the united states and the establishment of ellis island immigration station.
Immigrants have been coming to the new world since. A single tour covers both ellis island and the statue of liberty. Ellis island essays ellis island was the major us immigration hub in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. We hope your search for immigrant ancestors is fruitful. This book, written at the level of the elementary school child, gives a simple, effective demonstration of what happened on that island. Ellis island is a feelgood story about love, freedom, belonging and the meaning of home. If your name was changed at ellis island, ellen levinea true book.
All page numbers and unitweek designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. Ellis island bibliography compiled by librarian won kim and. Ellis island topics in chronicling america newspaper. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page unitweek references in this lesson will not match. Research the islands interesting past, especially how it came to be a major reception center for immigrants. Data elements include passenger name, gender, age, marital status, country of origin, name of ship and date of arrival, as well as date and port of departure and other information. This is a great nonfiction book all about ellis island. Immigrants came here from their countries to stay in ours.
States on ellis island, and many thanksgiving storiesthe tales of a familys pasthave chapters set on this little bit of land in new york harbor, sheltering under the statue of libertys glowing torch. Students will be shown pictures of ellis island and be introduced to the book, if your name was changed at ellis island by ellen levine. Ellis island, which was an immigration station, opened in 1892. The tour combines both narration and firsthand accounts of the experience at ellis island. It has been part of the statue of liberty since 1965.
Immigrant oral history excerpts from ellis island ancestry. These books are some of the best on ellis island, and will help you in your genealogy pursuits. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Gateway stressed by the resignation of edward corsi. Students will also complete activities that develop vocabulary. Jun 04, 2010 ellis island is a feelgood story about love, freedom, belonging and the meaning of home. I introduced this page yesterday, so today i just remind students that they can.
Ellis island is a 1983 historical novel by fred mustard stewart. Describes the place of ellis island in american history, from its history of being a. The full recordings are available online for free at. From 1892 to 1954, many people came here from across the ocean. Cannato if your name was changed at ellis island, ellen levinea true book. A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment. Mar 01, 1998 ellis island was the entrance to america for immigrants in the 1890s on onward. C kensington historical press, 1983, second edition, 1990. In this book, readers will learn what immigrants went through as they arrived in the u. The statue of liberty ellis island foundationthe notforprofit foundation that has raised and continues to raise money for the renovations and upkeep of the statue of liberty and ellis island, and sponsors the wall of honor and the american family immigration research center. Were continuing to read the informational text ellis island a true book vocabulary. United statesemigration and immigrationhistory united statesemigration and immigrationhistoryjuvenile literature. It is intended to give students a true immigrant experience.
Ellis island reading comprehension worksheet edhelper. By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of ellis island, vincent cannatos american passage helps us underst. According to scholastic book wizard, this text is best suited for students in grades 3 5. The statue of libertyellis island foundationthe notforprofit foundation that has raised and continues to raise money for the renovations and upkeep of the statue of liberty and ellis island, and sponsors the wall of honor and the american family immigration research center. Ellis island topics in chronicling america newspaper and. The ellis island photo gallery was created in order for you to gain some insight into what your ancestors saw and experienced when entering ellis island. The title makes you think that the book is based on ellis island. Landau presents information in a lively continuous narrative accompanied by photographs, captions, diagrams, statistics, and maps. Ellis island records search engine provided by ancestor hunt.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Ellis island was the entrance to america for immigrants in the 1890s on onward. Nov 26, 20 this is a great nonfiction book all about ellis island. Lying on the side facing the pacific ocean, the island opened up the american continent to the world. I introduced this page yesterday, so today i just remind students that they can use the page as a reference for content vocabulary. Already a hit in the united kingdom, ellis island by kate kerrigan is both a poignant love story and a lyrical, evocative depiction of the immigrant experience in early 20th century america. Ellis island true books, american symbols quiri, patricia ryon. Between the years of 1892 and 1954 some 12 million were processed at ellis island. The newyork tribune new york, ny described the new facility as spacious and welllighted, showing contrasting photos of the old barge office and the new building. Based on your membership level you have exceeded your saved search limit. All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the page at ellis island. It included medical examinations, legal examination, and the examiners wanted. Sep 22, 2010 listen to five excerpts from a collection of more than 1,700 audio recordings of immigrants who arrived on ellis island and other american ports. New york city would start a new era in the history of the united states starting with the opening of ellis island as an immigration depo.
Were continuing to read the informational text ellis island a true book. There is even a special tour available for children 610. Page layoutsscrapbooking layouts vintagescrapbook examples. Great for new teachers, student teachers, homeschooling and teachers who like creative ways to teach. He heads for hamburg, germany, hoping that he can sail to america. Stylist magazine kerrigan beautifully evokes the difficult struggles facing the rural irish in the 1920, juxtaposed with the chance of a better, more glamorous life. Listen to five excerpts from a collection of more than 1,700 audio recordings of immigrants who arrived on ellis island and other american ports. Millions of immigrants from europe and beyond came to america through this tiny little island, where they were processed, checked for disease, and sometimes given a new. A vote for ellis island, new york tribune, april 6, 1890, page, image col. As the main entry point for immigrants into the united states until 1954, many north americans can trace their ancestry through ellis island. Ellis island improve students reading skills and their knowledge of immigration in american history. For example, the author began with asking the reader to guess which. Ellis island is a small piece of land on the periphery of the united states, bordering new york. On december 31, 1890 a transition in history occured.
Easy to read and has great resources such as a glossary, index and statistics page. The introduction, which tells the story of annie moore and her two little brothersthe first immigrants to pass through ellis islandserves to personalize the material and draw in its intended audience of newly fluent readers, while an abundance of primary source. The orphan of ellis island time travel adventures by woodruff. To think there were some who considered him undesirable makes my shake my head in disbelief. Resources for research ellis island part of statue of. Research the island s interesting past, especially how it came to be a major reception center for immigrants. Ellis island, elaine landau i was dreaming to come to america, veronica lawlor arriving at. The united states is considered the worlds foremost refuge for foreigners, and no place in the nation symbolizes this better than ellis island. Samuel ellis owned ellis island in the 18th century. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Toward a better life americas new immigrants in their own words. Paused youre listening to a sample of the audible audio edition.
Over the years, park rangers and educators at ellis island and the statue of liberty have. Now, the best of the ellis island museum is available to readers everywhere from the ellis islandstatue of liberty. Bibliography ellis island part of statue of liberty. Ellis islandgeneral resources and materials for teachers. The poem, which lazarus wrote in 1882 in celebration of the construction of the statue of liberty, has. Ellis island, elaine landau i was dreaming to come to america, veronica lawlor arriving at ellis island, dale anderson. Vocabulary words learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Ellis island rangerguided tour this free tour of ellis island lasts about 45 minutes and is offered hourly. Students that have ancestors that arrived through ellis island would get to. Ellis island has become an invaluable resource center on immigration and genealogy as well as a national tourist attraction, widely praised for its excellent displays and informative exhibits. Page history last edited by amanda nelson 9 years ago.
For webquest or practice, print a copy of this quiz at the ellis island webquest print page. The first quarter of the novel takes place in ireland, early 1900s. Isabella orff from the poverty of county mayo to the skyscrapers of new york, this is a really engaging tale of one womans journey to. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to. Ellis island is a book containing facts about immigrants arriving to the united states. Ellis island was a place where immigrants from all over southern and eastern europe, greece, serbia and hungary to name a few came to have a chance at getting into america. In 1907 jacob rubinstein, a russian jew, leaves his village after it is attacked by cossacks. Gateway of dreams book and lyrics by debra clinton.
Print a read and math workbook with ellis island reading comprehension. To many, ellis island represented the gateway to opportunity and a new and prosperous life by way. The immigrant passenger arrival log allows you to record key data fields that are found on most passenger manifests. Through ellis islands halls and corridors more than twelve million immigrantsof nearly every nationality and raceentered the country on their way to new experiences in north america. This book explains the process that immigrants had to go through to get into america. It was a major immigration station for the united states from 1892 to 1943. Immigrants will hereafter land at ellis island, st. A very young ellie, age 8, falls in love with her future husband, john, age 10.
The ellis island quiz book by barry moreno the history. Cannato the remarkable saga of americas landmark port of entry, from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon. My grandfather, who came from austria in 1903, was a remarkable, hard working man who became a sucessful citizen. An exlibrary book and may have standard library stamps andor stickers. Cannato has written an extremely readable and enjoyable book on the history of ellis island. Rock and earth taken from massive construction projects, such as the building of new york citys subway tunnels, was added as landfill around the original island.
Students that have ancestors that arrived through ellis island would get to experience the journey their family members made. Set in the 1920s, kerrigans novel tells of a young. The questions are designed to be challenging for young students and adults alike and are as fun as they are educational. With an astonishing array of nineteenth and twentiethcentury. A year after its publication a miniseries was filmed in the united kingdom, based on this book. This lesson will summarize the book journey to ellis island, which tells the true story of the weinstein family as they flee to america from russia. American history series allows readers to experience the earliest moments in american history and to discover how these moments helped shape the country that it is today. Included at the end of the text are true statistics, other resources about ellis island and immigration, and important words. This printable contains a nonfiction reading passage on ellis island and comprehension questions. Over 3 million people visit ellis island, the golden door to america, every year. On december 17, 1900, the new immigrant station for receiving and processing the immigration of thousands of newcomers to the united states opened on ellis island. To support the students with their content vocabulary this week, ive created an immigration vocabulary page with important words, and a place for students to add new words. Find the answers through the quizzes in this book, which cover topics like famous immigrants, the ocean crossing and ellis island in popular culture.169 1353 359 18 971 1549 829 1639 743 80 753 227 275 225 439 1570 862 848 92 799 1304 363 971 583 885 1252 318 497 1360 871 222 1260 315 1158 640 1157 396 429 514