Education: Heritage Discovery Center

Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Through Immigrants' Eyes

Push and Pull of Immigration

Photo of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island

New immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. At Ellis they will be "processed" before they are allowed to continue their journey to find a new home.


This thread of learning activities for "Through Immigrants' Eyes" at the Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center explores why immigrants came to this area over the years; what they brought with them, and what their dreams were for their lives in America.

We suggest reading through the Teachers' Guide first, then use the links under Student Resources for this Thread as quick access to the learning materials for this theme.  Referenced PA Standards are available.

Teachers' Guide for this Thread

Student Resources for this Thread

Before your museum visit

During your museum visit

After your museum visit

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