Results for Immigration

Recognizing the Undocumented

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17 February 2014 This lesson features activities that will make students aware of the roles that undocumented immigrants play in the ...
Changing Demographics: What Can We Do to Promote Respect?

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23 May 2013 In this lesson, students consider actions we can take to promote respect and ensure equality for all people living in the ...
How Will Human Rights Play Out with Changing Demographics?

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21 May 2013 In this lesson, students consider how the nation’s changing demographic profile relates, if at all, to social justice and ...
Changing Demographics: How Will Our Nation Adjust?

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7 May 2013 In this lesson, students examine current statistics related to our changing demographics and consider how we as a nation ...
Sharing the Story of Your Own Community

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You’ve seen the Need to Know election special, “ America by the Numbers ,” which focuses on the small Georgia town of Clarkston. Like many communities across the nation, Clarkston is changing. As little as ...
The Numbers Tell a Story

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Especially during election season, American politicians like to accuse each other of backing ideas and policies that are “outside the mainstream.” But what really characterizes that mainstream? And does it ...
America by the Numbers

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“Whites should only be afraid of becoming a minority if it’s within the old definition of what a minority means—marginalized, left out, disenfranchised. The new American mainstream is inclusive. Everybody is ...
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Exposing Anti-Immigration Sentiment

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The photo shows an anti-immigration protest on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. People with picket signs are arguing for stricter immigration policies that would make it a felony to be ...
Family Ties

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About 4 million undocumented immigrant women live and work in the United States. They live in fear of job-site immigration raids and deportations, which result in personal and economic costs both here and back ...
Paying With Their Health

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Unwilling or unable to complain about working conditions, immigrants routinely suffer chronic problems brought about by pesticide use, harsh weather and the lack of proper equipment. Using primary sources, ...
Vital Work

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These activities will help students make connections between the foods they eat every day and the harsh experiences of the undocumented female workers who play an essential role in bringing that food to them. ...
Acting Locally

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In these activities, students will review some of the problems faced by women who enter the United States without legal documentation, research programs in their state that address these problems and identify ...
The Economics of Risk

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In these activities, students will imagine themselves in the role of these women and weigh the risks and potential benefits of their actions. In the process, they will develop an understanding of undocumented ...
The Motivation for Movement

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In this lesson, students apply a geographer’s framework to the migration of women who leave Latin America and enter the United States without legal documentation. Students explore the motivation for movement ...
How Do We All Live Under the Same Sky?

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Cynthia Delilice’s Under The Same Sky focuses on issues of immigration and migrant workers. The story is told through the eyes of a teenager who struggles to make sense of ...
Immigration Myths

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In this lesson, students will deconstruct common myths about immigrants and the process of immigration in 21st century America. They will also have an opportunity to share their knowledge with the greater ...
The Language of the Immigration Debate

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In this lesson students will explore the language of the immigration debate. First, students will learn the definitions of some of the commonly used terms. Next, they will learn the difference between a word’s ...
Editorial Cartoons: A Historical Example of Immigration Debates

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Activities will help students: understand how a cartoon uses irony and caricature to make a political statement understand a cartoon in its historical context connect past and present debates ...
Indentured Servitude and Immigration

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This lesson focuses on the issues of immigration during times of economic desperation.  It focuses specifically on the problems and difficulties faced by the immigrants as they wrestle with the dilemma ...
Looking at Labor

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Labor Day was created in 1882. Originally, it was intended to be a less controversial workers' day than May Day, with its Socialist origins. Today, however, much of this history is forgotten and Labor Day ...
More Than Migrants

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Projects that examine various aspects of  migrant life in depth 1. To acquaint students with notable as well as little-known figures from migrant culture, have them research the ...
Immigrants and Us

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Almost every person in the U.S. has an immigration history, whether in the distant familial past or in more recent times. As a nation of immigrants, the United States has long struggled with how best to create ...
United We Stand

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In this activity for early grades, students will read a short biography of César Chávez, be introduced to labor unions and reflect on how powerful it can be to speak up, with others, for change. ...
A Nation of Immigrants?

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In his groundbreaking March 2008 speech on race, Barack Obama described the white experience in America as "the immigrant experience." But what does that mean? In this lesson, students will take a ...
The Immigration Debate: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

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In this lesson, students will explore social justice issues within our nation’s immigration debate—a debate that is largely connected in the public psyche to undocumented Latino workers. Students will examine ...
Worker Exploitation Today: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

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Activites will help students: Understand that the struggle for worker justice continues  Connect elements from Viva La Causa to workers’ current struggles through original graphic novels. ...
Injustice on our Plates

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From Viva La Causa, our teaching kit about César Chávez and the Delano Strike and Grape Boycott, this lesson examines consumer support of the ongoing struggles for justice and fairness. ...
Exploring the Film: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

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Using the common literary strategy of prediction, students will write descriptive compositions based on visual prompts and will connect symbolically with one of the farmworkers or allies. ...
Farmworkers and the Union: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

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Students will understand the organizational and agenda issues common among labor unions. Activites will help students: ...
Committing to Nonviolence: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

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Students will explore how the concept of nonviolence affected and united social change movements in the 20th century. Activites will ...
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