First Graders at Carroll Elementary School concluded their USA unit on Friday, March 30, with an activity in which students dressed as immigrants who entered the country through Ellis Island in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.
The campus library was transformed into Ellis Island where the students moved through typical immigration stations of that time manned by parent volunteers. Volunteers were dressed as inspectors. The students, acting as immigrants, were permitted to take a small bag with them through the immigration process. At the end of the lesson, students were asked to explain to classmates the importance of the items they selected.