2nd Grade Immigration Project
In second grade, students participate in an immigration project. During this research project, using information in books and online, the students learn how to disseminate the details they have collected to tell their own story.
The students research a member of their family who immigrated to America, why they came, and how they got here. They learn about the country they originated from regarding culture, food, tradition, sports, region and more. The students then put their creativity to work as they display the culmination of all their research into a poster board presentation.
It all comes together for the Immigration Fair, where each student displays their work and shares the story of their family member with parents and students from other grades.
The second graders have fun dressing up as their immigrant, wearing clothing from the country of origin.
Parents and students visiting the fair learn a lot about other countries and cultures and even get a tasty bite to eat from all of the different countries represented.
This year, there were 23 countries represented: Armenia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Holland, Indonesia, India, Italy, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland and Sweden.