Glen Crest eighth graders become New World immigrants for a day
|Glen Crest science teacher Paul Wilson portrays a medical examiner and gives the good news to this young Polish immigrant that she and her child are approved for entry into the United States. (Submitted photo)|
The entire eighth grade class at Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn transformed themselves into struggling immigrants as part of a social studies experience Monday.
The students arrived at school, already portraying a person from Europe or Asia seeking to become a citizen of the United States.
The project was coordinated by social studies teachers Pat Doyle and Kris Casey. Other teachers and administrators contributed to the experience by portraying doctors, test givers, examiners and other officials that would have been found at Ellis Island.
The students had unique stories and backgrounds that made up their characters, allowing them to completely immerse themselves in the United States’ history of immigration.
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