I need some quick help. I assigned my students (8th grade - resource room) an at-home project for which they will need to interview someone who has immigrated to the U.S. I really want them to understand a couple of basic concepts: - the U.S. is a nation of immigrants and we should respect different cultures - the U.S. is a land of great freedom and opportunity and we should respect our country I'm having them write a brief (2 paragraph) essay introducing their interview subject, come up with 3 appropriate interview questions to add to the 7 I've already written for them, and then submit the completed interview. They will submit each part separately over the course of a few weeks. However, I had a few students today tell me that they don't know anyone who they can interview. I find this hard to believe given the multicultural community we live in but I want to give them an alternative assignment if they truly cannot come up with anyone to interview. But now I'm drawing a blank. I can't think of an alternative assignment that is equally challenging but not over their heads and also meets the same learning objectives. Anyone have any ideas??? I'm very grateful for any help! Thank you!!!