Ellis Island

Bringing Ellis Island to Your Classroom
Information for Teachers Planning Programs for use in their own classrooms or schools


A Distant Shore Video Conferencing
Students in grades 4-5 can learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island while remaining in the classroom through the use of video conferencing equipment. Presented by an Ellis Island park ranger, this 30-minute program requires the completion of pre-visit and post-visit activities. For more information and availability, call (212) 363-3206 ext. 178. (Free)

Download the The Distance Learning Program Guide for Teachers .


Park in a Pack Our Travelling Trunk
Students in grades 4-8 can experience aspects of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island without ever leaving the classroom with Park in a Pack. This on-loan curriculum-based traveling educational kit contains a teaching guide, four videos, and numerous educational activities. Contact (212) 363-3206 ext. 178. (Free of charge except for return postage; a security deposit is required)

Download the LOAN FORM HERE


National Park Service
The Statue of Liberty NM and Ellis Island are managed by the National Park Service, a federal agency under the Department of Interior. The National Park Service System comprises over 390 areas covering more than 84 million acres. These areas include places as diverse as Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam, Fordís Theater National Historic Site in Washington D.C., and Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. Each one of these places offers an opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of the United States. Find out more about the National Park Service by visiting www.nps.gov

The National Park Service Junior Ranger has gone on-line with Web Rangers. Visit www.nps.gov/webrangers to find out more.




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