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Megan Moore

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Packing for the Trip to Ellis Island

You will be leaving your home for a 2 week journey on a crowded steam ship, arriving at Ellis Island in New York City, America! What important items will you pack? Remember, you will have to carry everything that you want to take along. Use the attached Interactive Tour of Ellis Island to learn about your trip. Option 1 1. Tap add Add. 2. Use drawing and draw a picture of the items you would pack for the 2 week journey. 3. Add label Labels to identify the items you are packing. Option 2: 1. Or, create a Buncee that shows the items you will take. 2. Tap link and share the Link to your Buncee. 3. Add label Labels to identify the items you are packing. 4. Use rec Record or caption Caption and tell about where you will be staying on the ship. How did this help you decide what to pack? 5. Tap check Check and upload to Seesaw.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Social Studies
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Crossing the Atlantic took 2 weeks. First and Second Class passengers stayed in staterooms. 3rd class passengers, the largest number of people, crowded in the steerage, a large open space at the bottom of the boat. Assign your students a "Class" for this activity so they can compare the items they would take, and the experience they would have on the steamship.