Subject Headings – United States Immigration and emigration, Emigration and Immigration Fiction, Angel Island, Ellis Island
Call # – 301.4, 304.8, 325, 973


  1. Research Immigration – Causes, Ports, Types of Information
  2. Research your family history using Ancestry database ( – Gr. 6-8, at school or public library) – Ancestral Chart
  3. Create an Immigration Timeline using World Book Timelines ( – Gr. 6-8)
  • Use the information on p. 106-107 from the book Ellis Island by Michael Burgan (304. 87 BUR)

E BUN Dreaming of America : an Ellis Island story / by Eve Bunting
E FLE Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
E LEE Landed by Milly Lee
E PEA At Ellis Island : a history in many voices / by Louise Peacock
E REC My name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
F COH Molly’s pilgrim / by Barbara Cohen ; illustrated by Daniel Mark Duffy.*
F GUN How I Became an American/ Karin Gundisch
301.43 FRE Immigrant kids / by Russell Freedman.
304.8 MAE Coming to America: The Story of Immigration/ Betsy Maestro
304.87 BUR Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan (Timeline p,106-107)
325 LEV … If your name was changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine
973 BRY Mexican Americans/ Nichol Bryan
973 FRO German immigrants : 1820-1920 / by Helen Frost.
973 OLS Chinese immigrants : 1850-1900 / by Kay Melchisedech Olson.
973 TOD Italian immigrants : 1880-1920 / by Anne M. Todd.
973 WAL Japanese immigrants : 1850-1950 / by Rosemary Wallner.
973.8 MUR Across America on an Emigrant Train/ by Jim Murphy
Look what came from….. Ireland, Italy….. (series)
Welcome to (American Girls – Molly, Kit, Samantha) ‘s World

World Book for Students (INFOhio – 6-8 – World Book for Students – Immigration)
Ancesty (INFOhio – Grades 6-8)

Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans – Lesson Plan|Teacher Resources – Library of Congress: Immigration & Ethnic Heritage
Appreciating America’s Hertigate
Angel Island: Curriculum Guides

Primary Sources
Census, Census – 72 year rule,
Grave Sites,
Vital Statistics,
Military records ,
Immigration Records
Immigration Data

VID-T 304 Immigration to the U.S. [videorecording] / produced and directed by Fabian-Baber Communication, Inc
Immigration – Brainpop

Angel Island
Check out Education – Station History

Ellis Island – The Immigration Experience
Go to Ellis Island – Immigration timeline and Genealogy Tips

Ellis Island Interactive Tour
Scroll down to Start the Tour

Ellis Island – History Channel

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island
Checkout the Historical Timeline at the top

Immigration: Coming to America | School Library Journal
Booklist of children’s books about immigration

Immigration – Library of Congress
Double click on the picture on the left to find information about immigration from that country

Save Ellis Island
Check out the History Page (menu on top right corner)

U.S. Immigration since 1965