Activities on Immigration

Books/Videos

Watch video Reading Rainbow:  Watch the Stars Come Out
 

[The featured book in this Reading Rainbow episode is Watch the Stars Come Out by Riki Levinson. In the story, two brave young children travel alone across the sea to join their parents in America. The program shows images of Ellis Island and the tide of immigrants that arrived to start new lives in a new country. One of their first sights in New York Harbor was the Statue of Liberty, symbol of hope for new arrivals. Viewers will learn about the restoration of the statue on a tour with host LeVar Burton. Other books featured in the program include Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen, The Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin, and The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg. ~ Alice Day, Rovi]

You can see the full episode here: http://vimeo.com/6276187

Websites

Ellis Island  http://www.ellisisland.org/

PBS Thematic Teaching http://www.pbs.org/teachers/thismonth/immigration/index1.html

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/immigration/