Arriving in America, Ellis Island-style

School lesson allows White Oak Elementary third-graders to experience early days of immigration

CHECK-IN—At right, Jacob Wellerstein takes the literacy portion of the immigration test during an Ellis Island experience March 1 at White Oak Elementary School. Far right, Lyla Diaz hopefully waits to be processed.Photos by RICHARD GILLARD Acorn NewspapersSTAND TALL—Above, parent Tisha Banker portrays Lady Liberty as she welcomes immigrants during the program at the Westlake Village school. At right, thirdgrader Christopher Martin is given a hard time as he is processed at the immigration check...

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