Middle School Focus- Social Studies
The 8th Grade Social Studies class created immigrant scrapbooks, featuring either fictional or real characters from their ancestry, and told the story of their journeys to America. Many students talked to their parents about their personal ancestry during the 1900s. Some students even had actual photos of their parents and great grandparents and their journeys to America during the 1900s.
“It was a great way for us to learn about different backgrounds, wars, hopes, dreams, and disappointments through storytelling,”Mrs Robinson shared “Many students first wrote in the language of their ancestors - in such languages as Korean, Italian, Vietnamese, and Scottish Gaelic - and the students later translated the scrapbooks into English. It was an excellent project!”