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Ellis Island: Gateway To A Dream-Social Studies

Mon, March 9, 2020
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

In a spirited musical about courage, hope, and the challenges of the Migration experience, Ellis Island: Gateway To A Dream, looks back to the 1900’s to celebrate the multi-cultural foundations of our nation and to help us understand how each new generation of immigrants redefines the American dream.

As we settle into the 21st Century, this show offers a spirited salute to America in song, dance and story.

Ellis Island: Gateway To a Dream is an uplifting musical, designed to illustrate the struggles and achievements of past generations in preserving the freedoms we enjoy in the United States today. It takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to this country in 1903 seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life for themselves, their children and their children’s children.

The immigrants provide a symbolic representation of the many émigrés from a multitude of nations that have reached our shores over the years. Prevailing themes are the immigrant experience, ethnic diversity, and the precious legacy of freedom and democracy in America.

Don’t miss out American History & Social Studies lesson.

Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Reading, Family Values, Visual Arts