Ellis Island

Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station, a purpose it served for more than 60 years (it closed in 1954). Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time–in fact, it has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island.
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Ellis Island

Ellis Island was the main entry point for processing  new immigrants into the USA. It opened in 1892 and closed permanently in 1954. It's now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and features an immigration museum.
Check the interactive tour  here : http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/index.htm

Then you can watch this video : This is Ellis Island from NBC

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How Chicken Nuggets Are Made!

Jamie Oliver wants to show the children in this video how industry makes processed nuggets, be prepared to be disgusted!
This is an extract from Jamie's School Dinners, you should watch the other videos, they are really interesting and it shows you how difficult it is to fight against junk food but...don't forget...Jamie's the best!

Classroom English

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Fast Food : The Infographics Show

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The History of Thanksgiving

"Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be a national holiday."
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