Voices From Ellis Island

Pippa White [ view artist bio ]

Voices From Ellis Island


 Based on interviews and memoirs, this one-person show tells the exciting stories of seven immigrants who made their way through Ellis Island, America's 'front door to freedom', in the early part of the 20th Century. 


These fascinating stories are amusing, frightening, inspiring, and true.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.




Grade Levels: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $363 for 1 performance; $726 for 2 or more performances on the same day /

Maximum Audience Size: 250 students

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 70 minutes; Can be shortened to 55 minutes if needed

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Voices From Ellis Island TPG

Requirements: Requires a well-lit gym or auditorium that can be darkened for parts of the presentation; sound system with microphone jack. 30 minute set up time prior to performance.

Standards: 1.2 1.2 Knows how people of the past viewed the events that occurred within their worlds.1.5 1.5 Knows how people depend on, adapt to and change their physical settings.1.10 1.10 Understands that family, gender, ethnicity, nationality, institutional affiliations, socioeconomic status, and other group and cultural influences contribute to the shaping of a person's identity.5.3 5.3 Understands patterns of immigrant life after 1870 (e.g., where people came from and where they settled; how immigrants formed a new American culture; the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of different immigrant groups).5.6 5.6 Knows the ways that families long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, art, religion, community celebrations, mementos, food, and language.14.1 14.1 Knows character traits that help individuals to succeed.


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