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Photographs Work

Go to http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island.asp

1. Click on "Photo Albums" and "Ellis Island Then".
Look carefully at these photos.  Describe briefly your emotional response to these photos.  Why do they cause that response in you?

2. Go to the bar on the top of the page and click on “Passenger Search.”  Type in your last name (mother’s or father’s name).  See the ship manifests that document the number of people who arrived at Ellis Island with your name, how many different places they came from, and the span of years in which they arrived.  Jot down your findings.

Group work

1.    You will all be assigned to a group in which you will read the information on one of the three following sites.  You will discuss this information within your group and you will then report on this information to the class.

The following two documents on-line both provide background information on the issue of immigration to this country in the late nineteenth early twentieth century:

a.  http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/html/eugenics/essay9text.html

b.  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9803E2DB123EEE3ABC4D51DFBF66838A639EDE

The following sites explains the Immigration Laws from 1917and1921:

c.  http://library.uwb.edu/guides/USimmigration/USimmigrationlegislation.html

 



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