American History Essay Contest
Celebrate America's History!
~ Students ~
Are you in the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade?
Do you live in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
You're invited to participate in a
History Essay Contest
"A Child's Journey Through Ellis Island"
Topic: The year 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as an immigration station. On a typical day, immigrants arriving on the island could expect to spend up to seven hours in processing activities intended to determine whether or not they were legally and medically fit to enter the United States. Imagine yourself as a child traveling through Ellis Island in 1892. How would you describe your experience to your cousin who has never heard of Ellis Island?
Open to Grades 5th -- 8th
Length: 300 -- 1,000 Words
Teachers / Schools / Parents
For information please contact the
American History Committee Chair