Ellis Island (American Symbols Series)

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In 1892, Ellis Island became the site of the first Federal Immigration Station. Did you know that more than 12 million immigrants went through Ellis Island before entering the United States? Explore this great American symbol of freedom and hope, and discover the early history of a young nation.

A simple introduction to Ellis Island, including its history as the first federal immigration station, as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, as a museum, and ...

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Overview

In 1892, Ellis Island became the site of the first Federal Immigration Station. Did you know that more than 12 million immigrants went through Ellis Island before entering the United States? Explore this great American symbol of freedom and hope, and discover the early history of a young nation.

A simple introduction to Ellis Island, including its history as the first federal immigration station, as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, as a museum, and its importance as a symbol of the United States.

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K-Gr 2-Designed to support U.S. history standards, each title begins with a bulleted "Fast Facts" page. Each spread has just enough information to maintain interest and includes modern and archival photos, maps, and illustrations. The first title focuses on the history of Ellis Island and its importance as a national monument. In the second, DeGezelle discusses the design contest, construction, changes, and the importance of the U.S. Capitol. In The Star-Spangled Banner, Yanuck briefly describes the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that was later set to music and eventually became our national anthem. In Uncle Sam, she shows the growth and development of the political cartoon and image. Each title contains a hands-on activity and two books for further reading. The publisher's site asks readers to type in the ISBN number and Fact Hound brings up appropriate sites. They generally have more information and activities than the books. Serviceable additions for instructional use.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736847063
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: American Symbols Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 609,150
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ellis Island Fast Facts 4
Symbol of Freedom and Hope 6
Ellis Island and Fort Gibson 8
The Immigration Station 10
Immigrant Inspections 12
The Immigration Station Closes 14
A National Monument 16
Ellis Island Today 18
Timeline 20
Hands On: Make a Family Tree 22
Words to Know 23
Read More 24
Internet Sites 24
Index 24
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