Monthly Archives: February 2012

Watch this movie on immigration and take the quizzes.

Watch this movie about Ellis Island.

Watch this movie about the Statue of Liberty and answer the questions on the quiz.


Be an immigrant in this interactive.

Watch and listen to this feature on Ellis Island.  Be sure to click on the bottom right so you can see the words that are being spoken.

Watch this video on Immigrants.

Read more about immigration here.

Learn about the Statue of Liberty.

Here's some more information on the Statue of Liberty.

Watch this movie of the Statue of Liberty filmed by Thomas Edison.

Watch these Ellis Island videos.

You can learn a lot more about the Statue of Liberty here.

Look through the Immigration Explorer. Find three interesting facts and write them down. You'll be asked to share them with a partner, and to show them to your partner on the map.

Explore this Mare Island interactive.

Learn about Angel Island.

More on Angel Island.

Take a tour of Ellis Island.

Watch this video on Ellis Island.

Read about The Growth In Immigration.

Go to The Best Resources On Immigration to the United States

First, use this Venn Diagram to write about the similarities and differences between your immigration experience and that of the immigrants you've learned about in this unit. Print it out.  You can just write it on a piece of paper if you don't want to use the online form.

Second, use this Compare/Contrast Map to plan your essay. Be sure to click on “Similarities to Differences.” Print-out your outline.

Third, write your essay on your website. These words might help you.

Working alone or with a partner, you have to do a two part project.


Identify three American inventions created between 1870 and 1920. You can use the sites in the previous post to find information, you can look at the History of Invention, or look at Fact Monster Inventions, or search elsewhere.

You will need to answer these questions:

What is the invention?

Who invented it and when?

What problem were they trying to solve?

How has the invention affected your life?

You will create one poster for this part of the project.


Think of something you would like to invent. Answer these questions:

What is its name?

What does it do?

What problem does it solve?

How will it affect people's lives?

Then make a second poster.