Ms. White's 8th grade class took learning outside of the classroom with a visit to Liberty and Ellis Islands. The 8th grade curriculum focuses on post Civil War history, so how the United States has dealt with immigrants over the years is always one the most interesting concepts for students to study. After a quick stop on Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty, the class ate lunch and explored the immigration center on Ellis Island. The trip was made possible by the National Parks Trust Buddy the Bison program. The 8th graders returned to the classroom ready to continue their discussion on how the nation has upheld or limited the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence.