Ellis Island is close to my heart- though he is long gone; I can remember my grandfather’s stories as he arrived from Italy in his youth. I’ve been fortunate to work with the Save Ellis Island team and studied the “unopened” parts of the island. If you are interested in some classroom related projects, click here to see a presentation we did at NSTA a few years ago.
Scholastic has a new web resource for Ellis Island- Immigration- Stores of Yesterday and Today – here you can take a virtual tour and learn about all types of immigration. (From Free Technology for Teachers)