Directions: Put what you have learned about Ellis Island into project form. Choose one of the five projects listed below. Use your class worksheets as a guide. Be sure to include color diagrams and explanations, locations, and interesting facts for each.
- Multimedia presentation: Using the “Ellis Island Occupations” worksheet, describe the main purpose and importance of each occupation. Include color visuals.
- Oral report: Prepare and present a 1- to 2-minute report. Dress as a person who works on Ellis Island and explain the details of that occupation.
- Picture book: Using the “Ellis Island Occupations” worksheet, create a picture book illustrating each occupation. Explain why each job is important. Share the book with the class.
- Skit: With a partner, write and act out a skit that shows an interview of someone who works on Ellis Island.
- Career cards: Using 5×8 index cards, create colorful career cards highlighting the key points from each occupation. Each card should state the occupation on the front with a picture of a person doing the job. Put two or three sentences on the back that explain the occupation.
|Quality||Very well-executed. All required items were included.||Well-executed. Most required items were included||Not well-executed. Some required items were included.||Sloppily executed. Few required items were included.|
|Creativity||Great use of color; very easy to read.||Good use of color; easy to read.||Color was used;somewhat legible.||Some color was used; illegible in places.|
|Graphic Design||Extremely accurate and detailed.||Accurate and had some detail.||Some graphics included and labeled||Few graphics were included or labeled.|
|All directions were followed.||Most directions were followed.||Some directions were followed.||Few directions were followed.|
|Time and Effort||Class time was used wisely; effort was excellent.||Class time was used wisely; effort was good.||Class time was seldom used wisely; effort was fair.||Class time was not used wisely; effort was lacking.|
|Very complete and accurate.||Fairly complete and accurate.||Somewhat complete and accurate.||Not complete or accurate.|
|Preparedness||Student was completely prepared.||Student was fairly prepared.||Student was somewhat prepared.||Student did not seem prepared.|
|Content||Showed full understanding of the topic.||Showed good understanding of the topic.||Showed some topic understanding.||Showed little topic understanding.|