Third-graders at Orchard Elementary crossed the Atlantic Ocean, passed through customs, and visited some of America’s most prominent landmarks – all within the space of a few hours.
This was an experience designed to help students understand the experiences of immigrants from previous decades as well as today. Each child steered their own ‘vehicle’ through checkpoints that mimicked real immigration procedures. Volunteers helped bring the experience to life by acting as the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial, Betsy Ross, and other notable figures.
Sharon Hall says
This looks like an awesome event for students. I would like to know the details of your planning and the stations the kids had to go to along with the questions. Can you please share? I’d like to try this in my classroom and with older students.
Granite Schools says
Ms. Reid facilitated the event: email@example.com
Shelly Johnson says
My mom was an awesome Betsy Ross! Way to go Orchard 3rd grade!