Students in Mrs. Langrehr’s U.S. History class are in process of learning about United States immigration during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Many of these new immigrants provided the labor and made rapid industrial growth possible. As these immigrants continued to arrive, it became apparent that the United States needed an immigration station, which soon became Ellis Island. Four out of every ten Americans can trace their ancestry back to Ellis Island. These U.S. History students had an opportunity to do some research to track their own ancestry. Many called mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, etc. and found out some new information. Additionally, research day provided students with an opportunity to demonstrate appropriate, academic use of technology!