An Immigration Extravaganza

Eighth-grade students at Howard T. Herber Middle School recently held their annual Immigration Extravaganza. Students researched immigrants who have come to the U.S. since 1800, and then in small groups displayed their information on a board. The eighth-graders were required to do an in-depth study on the culture of the immigrants and their contributions to the United States. The culture of the immigrants was brought to life by using props, dressing the part and having food from the country of origin. Countries included Italy, Japan, Vietnam, the Czech Republic, El Salvador, South Korea, North Korea, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.