Immigration Explorations Activity
Immigration Explorations
  • Brief Description
  • Objectives
  • Materials and Resources
  • Activity Description
  • Internet Resources

  • Brief Description

        Students visit John Schick's Virtual Ellis Island Museum created by students in his classroom. This site will provide models for students to complete their own research. When students visit the site they should evaluate the sorts of research students carried out to create their site, how they structured the site, and what sort of information and graphics they included. The list of criteria students develop from their own research will guide them in conducting their research and constructing their site. Up to Contents of this


        Given internet sites students will:

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    Materials and Resources Needed

        In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity - over and above those described above - as well as our sense of the Internet access required to do the activity.

    1. Internet access: A medium to high speed connection and our list of sites on immigration and Ellis Island below.
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    Activity Description

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    Internet Resources

      Student Produced Resources

      Other Resources on Ellis Island

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