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Statue of Liberty

These sites explain the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty. Includes the statue’s dimensions and many photographs as well as historical photographs of it under construction. There are timelines, lesson plans, a quiz, a video clip, and a virtual tour. There is also a biography of the sculptor and a link to an eThemes Resource on immigration.

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Read the history of the statue, including how funds were raised in both America and France. Scroll down to see a table listing the statue's dimensions.
View photos and read the text for a thorough tour of the Statue of Liberty. This site includes photographs of the ferry ride. Follow the links on the bottom to go through all five pages. Note: This site includes ads.
Watch a video clip by Edison's film showing the Statue of Liberty in the second page.
This National Geographic World magazine site has information about the Statue of Liberty. Click through the "Fast Facts" on the right.
This site, created by students, includes photographs and text about the Statue of Liberty. Read about what her crown, robe, and tablet symbolize. Take the online quiz and print out the word search.
This site explains the history of the Statue of Liberty, including information about its sculptor.
View photos of the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island.
These historical photographs show the Statue of Liberty. Click on each photograph to see a larger image.
Follow the links at the bottom to read information about the Statue of Liberty. Includes the inscriptions that are on the monument. Also has several photographs.
Read this poem about the Statue of Liberty. Note: This site has links to external websites.
This a timeline shows the progression of the statue, from idea to reality, against the back-drop of contemporary events.
This site provides information about, virtual tour, and photos of the Statue of Liberties. There are also lesson plans related to symbols and their meanings, analyzing historical documents, and heritage. Note: This site has links to external websites.
Here is an overview information about the Statue of Liberty. Click "Statue of Liberty Quiz Printout" for a quiz.
Find out what the immigration process was like for the 12 million people who passed through Ellis Island. There are virtual tours complete with historical photos, audio files of immigrants discussing their experiences, and videos about the immigration process. Also includes timelines, primary documents, and simulations in which students choose a particular immigrant and then learn his/her fate. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty.

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