Immigration

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

Activities

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

Books
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

Databases
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

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

Websites
Angel Island
http://aiisf.org/
Check out Education – Station History

Ellis Island – The Immigration Experience
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/
Go to Ellis Island – Immigration timeline and Genealogy Tips

Ellis Island Interactive Tour
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/
Scroll down to Start the Tour

Ellis Island – History Channel
http://www.history.com/topics/ellis-island

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm
Checkout the Historical Timeline at the top

Immigration: Coming to America | School Library Journal
http://www.slj.com/2010/12/collection-development/immigration-coming-to-america/
Booklist of children’s books about immigration

Immigration – Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/
Double click on the picture on the left to find information about immigration from that country

Save Ellis Island
http://www.saveellisisland.org/
Check out the History Page (menu on top right corner)

U.S. Immigration since 1965
http://www.history.com/topics/us-immigration-since-1965