Science/Enrichment, Ashford School, Ashford, CT

3rd Grade Ethnic Heritage

3rd graders learned about their ethnic heritage: they made family trees, learned the meaning of their family surnames, and made a family coat of arms. We culminated the unit with a simulation of Ellis Island: students dressed as immigrants and experienced a few of the tests taken at Ellis Island 100 years ago. Thanks to Mrs. Bryce's 8th graders who were the officials.
Ellis island photos
Ellis Island 2
Ellis Island 3
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