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ERIC Number: EJ812711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Welcome Home Annie: Rethinking Ellis Island and Annie Moore in the Classroom
Mercurio, Mia
Social Education, v72 n4 p188, 203-206 May-Jun 2008
The story of the United States and the people who have made it their home would not be complete without considering the experience of Irish immigrants--particularly the experience of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to be processed on Ellis Island. However, the story of Annie Moore, and how it has been recounted and taught to date, is inaccurate. This article focuses on the past inaccuracy and offers guidance on how Annie Moore's story should be taught, given the new information that has surfaced about her life. This article emphasizes the challenge of differentiating fact from fiction. (Contains 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; New York