>> Monday, October 20, 2008
Today was our Homeschool Immigration unit on Ellis Island. It was given by Jennifer Steward and it was wonderful. Ellis Island was re-created in the church auditorium and there were 85 homeschooled kids who showed up dressed as steerage passengers from Europe. They all went through the many procedures it took to be accepted into America, or turned back if they didn't pass. We then had a lunch of potato soup and bread, got pictures taken in costume to put in with the unit, did quilt blocks, wrote a page of what they had learned and generally learned a lot and had a good time doing it. Hurray for interactive, immersion type learning!