This month, Fox Hill 4th graders visited the Lowell Mills National Park to participate in the "Yankees and Immigrants" Program. Students were given a passport of a person who immigrated to America, and they took on the role of their immigrant. Students also participated in an 1800's "town meeting" debate as to whether the town of Lowell should construct a school for the Irish using taxpayers' money. Taking on the role of townspeople, students shared their opinions to build or not to build a school for Irish children. Unfortunately, the only townspeople whose votes actually counted were wealthy adult men of the time. Thank goodness times have changed!