Ellis Island opened in January 1892. From 1892 until 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island. Over 40% of all Americans can trace their roots to this site!
If you would like to teach about Ellis Island in your homeschooling endeavors, the following links will be of interest–
At www.ellisisland.org, your kids can perform a free search to determine if their ancestors came through Ellis Island. If your family happens to be part of the 40% of Americans with familial ties to the island, your kids will be excited to find names and details!
Exciting and fun–and as we all know, fun learning is forever learning!