Eighth graders in English class performed raps about immigration this week. For the second quarter, students have been reading various books about immigration. After constructing formal persuasive letters to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley about America’s policies on refugees, students loosened up with playful songs using vocabulary and quotes from their books. The student group that won the highest reviews from their peers will have a rap-off freestyle battle with their teachers. For the culminating quarter project, students will also complete a DBQ, using charts, photos, and political cartoons about refugees.