On Friday we had the opportunity to FaceTime a good friend of mine, Enrique, who lives with his family in Roatan, Honduras. Students in 1st and 4th hours were able to ask questions they prepared ahead of time (in Spanish) to Enrique about his experience in the US and his past experience applying for a US visitor visa.
Finally this week we will have the pleasure of yet one more perspective, an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) police officer who will visit the classroom and speak to our students about his experiences. Students will again be able to ask questions, this time in English, about immigration issues currently affecting our country.
I've really enjoyed teaching such a current, relevant unit that has allowed students to think about their own perspective and has challenged them to defend why they think what they do.
Photos of our FaceTime conversation right from our very own classroom all the way to Roatan, Honduras.