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Bullitt East High School students in April Walker's class portray immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
Teacher April Walker and her students conducted a debriefing following each class Ellis Island experience. L-R: Spanish speaking students Juan Zambrano and Arnaldo Soto-Pabon, Ariadna Xairo from Spain, Margherits Battistotti from Italy, Francesca Schioppo from Italy, Judith Jung from Switzerland and Jennifer Caelers from the Netherlands, Seated is Jeske VanHam from the Netherlands. The line of immigrants sometimes backed up at Ellis Island. Foreign exchange student Judith Jung from Switzerland spoke in their native language as they guided Bullitt East students through an Ellis Island immigration experience. Adam Yokley works to overcome the language barrier with Ebaa Trysefjord from Norway, Nora Grong from Sweden and Rabea Koop from Germany during his immigration to Ellis Island. Tristan Higgs, left, leans in to better understand a question as fellow student Adam Yokley work their way through Ellis Island immigration. Antonio Granado discovers from Ebaa Trysefjord of Norway if he is going to medical quarantine, legal detention or the ferry to the mainland. John Kardeen, center, reacts to his immigration identification with classmates Eli Smith and Jacob Creech. Sarah Allen and Antonio Granado allowed classmates to check them for any medical concern. Ms. Walker gave each immigrant paper with a name, age, country and, sometimes, an extenuating condition. Using their native language, foreign exchange students processed each pupil which proved challenging as English speaking students were not sure how to answer certain questions. Bullitt East student Larissa Clark listed to questions from Jennifer Caelers and Jeske VanHam from the Neatherlands. Bullitt East High School student Zackery Stevens took directions from classmates as he portrayed an immigrant arriving at Ellis Island. Teacher April Walker assigned foreign exchange students to ask questions in their native language. Seated and standing L-R are Ariadna Xairo from Spain, Jennifer Caelers and Jeske VanHam from the Neatherlands.
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