Rounding out our unit on immigration, we had a group visit to the National Archives in NYC. During this wonderful program, the kids were introduced to how to read primary source documents when researching an immigrant. We got a peek at the research room, then got to work in the classroom. The kids had to decipher a ship's manifest, arrival certificate, declaration of intention and the like and then report on what they learned about their person. This was fun and very informative trip!