by Glenn Anton

This web quest will take students on a journey through the history of the Statue of Liberty and its connection with the Immigration process that some of our ancestors took during the turn of the 20th century.


   You have seen pictures of the Statue of Liberty. You may have been fortunate to visit it with your family or on a class trip. Have you ever wondered why it was built? Who built it? What does it represent? Why was it placed in New York harbor? Why was the figure of a woman used to represent liberty? These, along with other questions you may have, will be answered on this web quest to unravel the mystery of the Statue of Liberty.


   In class, you will watch a film about the making and meaning of the Statue of Liberty. The statue is a personification of the idea of liberty: the representation of a thing as a person.

   This web quest will take you on a journey to understand the significance of the Statue of Liberty, and what it has meant to the millions of people that have emigrated from other countries to the United States.