MBS 6th Grade Class Learns about Immigration at Ellis Island

On Thursday, November 17, the MBS 6th Grade Class took an exciting trip to Ellis Island to learn more about the history of immigration.

The students learned that Ellis Island was the gateway to the U.S. for more than 12 million immigrant from 1892 to 1954. At the Immigration Museum, the students heard accounts of what it was like to come to America between 1900-1925. They toured the Baggage Room, Great Hall, Medical Inspection Room, and Dormitory Room, among others. 

Several students also looked up their ancestors to see if they were part of the "Wall of Honor."


 

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