Ellis Island Feild Trip
Today my grade and I went to Ellis Island! We left at around seven and when we got there we took a ferry to the actuall Ellis Island. We got off and looked around we went to a couple of exhibits. Then we met our tour guide. We walked up some stairs to the great hall and took two of the tests the immigrants had to take, the physical part and the legal part. We walked around a little bit more than we went into a movie room. Their we watched a short film about what the immigrants went through when they got to Ellis Island and a little bit about the boat ride. I enjoyed this because the narrators were immigrants themselves. We ate lunch and walked around outside a bit to take pictures of the building, Statue of Liberty, etc. Next we went to the third floor and learned a little more about the inspection and looked at some other exhibits. We went back on a ferry and drove by the statue of liberty, I took a lot of pictures of it. Then we went back on the bus back home. Overall I think that this trip was pretty fun. I definitely learned a lot more about Ellis Island, Immigrants, living conditions, etc. It was very cool seeing everything the immigrants went through. This trip was interesting and pretty fun!