Ellis Island Collection

PBS’s Chinese Exclusion Act (chapter 1)

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Steeplechase Film's The Chinese Exclusion Act premiered on PBS…

Immigrant Students Are Internalizing Stereotypes. Educators Can Help

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Did you see our commentary Immigrant Students Are Internalizing…
Moving Stories

A lesson in civility: The negativity immigrant students hear

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A survey of immigrant children in the U.S. revealed just how…

Classroom Resource: Facundo the Great

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Discussions about names can provide opportunities to build community,…

Educator Spotlight: Carola Suárez Orozco

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Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carola Suárez Orozco The…

Educator Spotlight: Sara Ahmed, Teaching The Arrival

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  Educator Spotlight: Teaching the Arrival Welcome…

Names, Identity, and Immigration

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Names play an important role in our identities. The selection…

Video: Italian Americans – Assimiliation

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There are many ways that newcomers can become acculturate into…

The New Colossus: The 1883 Poem Written for the Statue of Liberty

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs…

Birds of Passage: The Italian Americans

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In the early years of the 20th century, the United States…

Rudolph Valentino: The Italian Americans

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Rudolph Valentino was the first Italian American film star. However,…

Between Two Worlds: The Italian American Immigrant Youth

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 This powerful excerpt from PBS's "The Italian Americans"…

Up From the Ashes: The Italian Americans

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On April 18th, 1906, an earthquake nearly destroys San Francisco’s…

Classroom Resource: Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant

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Charlie Chaplin's 1917 film, The Immigrant, depicts the story…