Month: October 2017

Edison High students recreate Ellis Island experience

Since the year 2000, over 500 juniors at Edison High School (EHS) have participated in the Ellis Island Experience, a two-day activity held by the school’s Social Science department. This year, the event began on September 29. Led by History teacher, Brian Boone, students played the role of immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island in 1908. Students were given the actual names of immigrants but were tasked with creating their own biography. “Getting students actively involved by linking themselves to the topic of immigration has helped students start to appreciate where their ancestors have come from,” said...

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