This lesson focuses on the American Revolution, which encouraged the founding fathers' desire to create a government that would, as stated in the Preamble, insure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences.
Students will learn what it was like for new immigrants to come ...
Students will learn what it was like for new immigrants to come through Ellis Island's symbolic heart of American immigration at the turn of the 20th century. Through primary and secondary sources, students will discover where the immigrants were from, the reasons they left their homelands, and why they came to America. By performing dramatizations and taking an interactive tour of Ellis Island, students will relive the immigrant experience.