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Fire Island Students Explore Historic Landmarks

Pictured: Woodhull School fifth and sixth grade students visited the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

Photo courtesy of the Fire Island School District

Fire Island School District fifth and sixth grade students from Woodhull School embarked on an unforgettable journey to explore the historic landmarks of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Led by teachers Gabrielle Donovan and Colleen Ferry, the students delved into the rich tapestry of American immigration history, gaining a deeper understanding of the hopes, fears and dreams that accompanied millions of immigrants as they arrived on the shores of America.

As the students explored the halls of Ellis Island, they were transported back in time and imagined the experience of the immigrants who walked those same corridors generations ago. The students also reflected on the sacrifices made and the challenges overcome by those who paved the way for future generations.

Additionally, a visit to the Statue of Liberty served as a powerful symbol of freedom and democracy and inspired the students to embrace values of inclusion, diversity and unity that define the American spirit.

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