This morning I read aloud Avi and C.B. Mordan’s Silent Movie. This book beautifully links The Arrival to Charlie Chaplin’s early movies (which I’m also showing now to the class) as well as to the various early immigration images and documents we’ve been considering.
A bit later we came together again and each group presented what they’d discovered about the first section of The Arrival before going off in their groups to study the next section. Here’s the podcast of the children’s presentations: