The Statue of Liberty and Immigration
Drawing chiefly on four film clips from Ken Burns's The Statue of Liberty, this lesson encourages students to examine the connection between the Statue of Liberty and immigration to the United States and to analyze the perspectives of particular immigrants, refugees, and other Americans. Students will consider the meaning of the phrase "a nation of immigrants," and explore who is included and who is excluded when that phrase is used to describe the United States. Grades: 6-8, 9-12
History of The Statue of Liberty
From the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
Interpreting A Symbol
Post Statue of Liberty Lesson Plan
This activity helps students explore the different meanings of the Statue of Liberty and help them develop their own interpretations for the monument today. Grades 3-5
The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol
The Statue of Liberty represents a universal symbol of freedom. From EDSITEment
Printable Statue of Libery papercraft
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park offers miles of walkways for walking, jogging, biking, or rollerblading. All within site of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, became a National Monument in 1924 and was refurnished on July 4, 1986.
Ellis Island Traveling Trunks
The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island offers a traveling kit for teachers to use in the classroom. It is available "on-loan" to educators for 2 week periods and is free*. A security deposit is required.