Good introduction for students
S. Huang | New York, NY USA | 07/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I teach ESL in fourth grade. I had a hard time finding a documentary about Ellis Island that did not overwhelm my students with complicated language. First, I showed them parts of "Remembering Ellis Island" but it was too difficult for them. I thought this video was much better for an audience their age. It was well-structured and had great imagery to support their understanding. "Forgotten Ellis Island" serves as a good introduction to immigration."
A different side of Ellis Island
One-Line Film Reviews | Easton, MD | 10/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Bottom Line:
This short documentary illuminates the "forgotten" side of Ellis Island--the medical wing which housed immigrants who arrived on the island sick or infirm; though Forgotten Ellis Island never strays from the standard PBS documentary style (talking head interviews, narration, old photos, etc.) it tells enough new information that it's a worthy watch for history buffs.