Thursday, December 15, 2011

Immigration Simulation

Today we successfully completed our immigration simulation. To remind everyone, we have been studying the period of immigration between 1890 and 1920. During this simulation, students played the role of immigrants or processors from Ellis Island. Students were randomly chosen as an immigrant or processor. Each student was given and identity they were to keep secret until the day of simulation. Immigrants simulated what it was like to go through the process of coming to Ellis Island and getting processed. Processors played the roles of processors who processed the immigrants. As students moved through the processing process, they answered questions according to their character. By the end of the simulation, some students were deported and some students became citizens. Make sure you ask your child about the experiences.