A LIVE Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island
During the late 19th Century and into the mid-20th Century, millions of
immigrants arrived in the United States in search of new opportunities.
For many, Ellis Island was the gateway to America and a new life.
FREE Webcast
 •  Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
 •  Time: 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT
 •  Recommended for Grades 3 and up
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New Immigration Site
Launches Early March
During the Ellis Island Webcast, your class will:

  • Tour Ellis Island and the historic museum

  • Learn about the history of immigration to Ellis Island and the
immigrant experience from an Ellis Island tour guide

  • Discover comprehensive, free teaching materials, primary
sources, and interviews with immigrants
  • Writing Contest—A student in your class could win a Trip to Ellis Island
Did You Know?

• The peak year for immigration at Ellis Island was 1907, with 1,004,756 immigrants processed.

• The highest traffic for immigrants through Ellis was on April 17, 1907, when 11,747 immigrants arrived.


In Partnership with the National Parks Services