This week in eighth grade, students participated in an Ellis Island immigration simulation through humanities classes. Prior to the simulation, students were assigned a role and a country from which they were emigrating. Students researched about the country’s economic conditions, political conditions, general health of people in that country, why people left that country, what sorts of jobs people had and where people settled as they moved to the new country. Students then dressed up in appropriate costumes for the time period and went through the process of what it was like to immigrate to the United States.
Check out the photos below from this incredible learning experience. Photos compliments of Yearbook students.