GIVE ME YOUR TIRED AND POOR — Pictured, from left: Jay Brueckl, Thunderhawk Parker and Uriah John. Photo submitted by Jeffrey Ziobro.
ANGOLA — Students on Team Pride in the Lake Shore Middle School social studies class have been studying immigration and the impacts of this idea on American cities in the late 1800s. Part of the students’ studies included a project called “Coming to America.”
For this project, the kids visited the Ellis Island website, to give them background information about the process that immigrants faced. They completed activities in the classroom and at home, to prepare them for their assignment.
Students researched a country and explained the entire process of leaving home and settling in the United States. In an oral presentation, the students explained why they left their country of origin to come to the U.S.
The students fulfilled a number of requirements, such as packing luggage (what they would bring if they were never returning home), demonstrating customs and traditions, learning words from their chosen heritage, providing a recipe and discussing the journey to America.