Have a cannoli while learning about a Mexican “coyote”. CELC’s Immigration Extravaganza was a huge success! Students filled the James Blackstone Memorial Library’s auditorium with displays representing countries from around the world where large waves of immigration into the U.S.A. took place.
Each student developed a persona to share the life story of this fictitious, yet historically accurate character, all based on months of research about particular countries of study.Korea, Mexico, Italy, China, Cuba, and Poland were all included.
In addition to the formal research report portion of this study, the displays created were life-sized environments representing what it might have been like in the U.S.A. for these immigrants – bringing learning to a new level, out of the textbook and making it real.