The reconstructed detention center located at the Angel Island Immigration Station. They had two strikes against them. How are they similar and different? As a class, discuss the differences between their stories and the stories of Seymour Rechtzeit and Li Keng Wong. Activity 4: Meet Young Immigrants 1 day Step 1: Ask your students to find out the year Ellis Island closed. In addition, over 483,000 aliens and 183,000 U. Over 10,000 people lived at 97 Orchard Street between the years 1870 and 1915.
Distribute 8-inch squares of white or light-colored construction paper. You will also explore what life was like for immigrants as they settled in the country, what hardships they endured and successes they earned. Ellis Island was home to the Ellis Island Immigration Station, which was the largest immigrant processing station in the United States from 1892 to 1953. Place the pictures around the border of the map. Using markers or collage materials, have students create an image on their quilt square that represents their family culture.
It wasn't until 1963 that the island, including the detention facility, was converted to a state park. Sovereignty is shared by New York State and New Jersey. Activity 4: Meet Three Immigrants today 1 day Ask volunteers to name the year Ellis Island ceased operation as an immigrant processing center. Then have students investigate and discuss the following questions, among others, about the immigrant history of your area. In the years from 1880-1900, what nationalities were the most dominant group of immigrants? This resulted in the majority of detainees being Chinese since they had no alternative but to endure the questioning. In 1943, Congress repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Act did give the government an idea of how to begin to regulate immigration, and realize the potential effect of immigration on the economy.
Most came to America from countries all over the world, as passengers booked in steerage class, on the many steamships that were ferried to Ellis Island for inspection. Write at least two sentences explaining why there might be a difference in the experiences of the immigrants at Ellis and and those at Angel? Summarize your findings by copying the chart into your scrapbook. For example, they might use the first-person voice, letting the immigrants tell their own tales. Excerpted from Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway To America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung. You have finished your web-quest, and should have a good understanding of the experiences of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the 19th century. When students are finished with the editing stage, have them begin the Review process, and for publication. A Chinese merchant with partnerships in a general merchandise store and a dried fruit business in and around Canton, Wong hoped to expand his business in the United States.
Historian Judy Yung shares her father's journey through the island and discusses her book, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America. Encourage them to think of land and air routes. Seattle: U of Washington, 1991. For example, Greenland, the largest island,is only about a third as big as Australia. The original 24 acres had expanded to 86 and needed to be removed for fire safety, as well as to help restore the natural flora of the island. Over the last few centuries, millions of people have made their way to America.
Angel Island is approximately 1. The history of immigration on Angel Island illustrates the very real consequences that these policies had on immigrant lives and communities. Make sure you include a heading on your document, including Name and Period. You may wish to print out a copy of the story for individual reading. How did the check-in processes at Ellis Island and Angel Island compare to one another? Most islands are really extensions of the ocean floor -undersea volcanoes pump out dense lava that cools into ocean floorcrust and sometimes piles up to poke above sea level. As needed, help students find individuals to interview.
Be sure to keep a shelf available for students' oral history scrapbooks! Have students draw self-portraits or bring in photos of themselves. Use personal stories if possible. Activity 2: Relive a Boy's Journey 12 days Tell students that they are going to learn about a young immigrant to the United States who came through Ellis Island. In the process, they have made this country richly diverse. You may wish to print out a copy of the story for individual reading. Did the video accurately portray what it is like to recite the pledge of allegiance? They were treated for hookworm and were admitted one month later. My school is teaching us the wrong thing! What country did they come from? Geographically speaking, continents are bigger than islands.
This resulted in increased discrimination against the Chinese, who were labeled as unsuitable due to their appearance and social status. A fire in 2008 scorched approximately one-third of Angel Island. Social Studies Have students investigate words, foods, sports, and fashion that have their origins in other countries. Collect ten immigration photos from the internet. The vast majority had very little money and brought only the baggage they could carry.
After the war, the Army decommissioned the military installations, reduced its presence on the island, and left the former Immigration Station to deteriorate. Japanese immigrants often held documentation from government officials that expedited the process of entering the country. Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America explores the great diversity of immigrants who passed through America's Pacific gateway for the first time. When you come back as a class, see if any of the questions have been answered and if more have been added. Interrogations were extended because many of the immigrants held at the detention center had false paperwork. Find Ellis Island on a map of the New York area and display the map in the classroom.