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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Students Experience Irish Immigration Exhibit at The Tenement Museum

Students in Mrs. Pahuskin's Coming of Age Literature elective class visited the Tenement Museum and were immersed in a tour about the Irish immigrant population in the late 1800's and early 1920's. This tour was arranged in conjunction with the historical fictional novel, Orphan Train, that her class completed this semester. The tour was informative, insightful, and educational. The students found it thrilling to discover the hardships faced by all immigrants, and were particularly engaged with the simulation room imitating an actual tenement at the turn of the century. It was a terrific experience that enabled the students to imagine the struggles of the characters in Orphan Train, in a realistic setting.