Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teacher Resource

Virtual Field Trip Will Give More Than a Million Students an Early 20th Century Immigration Experience at Ellis Island

Free Scholastic Live Webcast for Students Helps Teach the History of Immigration in America

NEW YORK, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a million students from across the U.S. will travel to Ellis Island in New York Harbor on March 29 to learn the history of immigration on a virtual field trip via a free live webcast on "Coming to America: Ellis Island" is an experiential supplement to free teaching resources and digital activities available to teachers in grades 3 to 8 at The site also includes an interactive archive of Ellis Island history, photographs, videos and audio; an interactive timeline on U.S. immigration; lesson plans, downloadable classroom activities, and immigration data going back to 1820.

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