This six-week unit is designed to support teachers and students as they read Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Sonia Nazario's book Enrique's Journey. The unit explores themes of identity, belonging, and choices by asking students to consider the ways in which human migration can affect newcomers and their descendants, as well as their countries of origin and the countries where they settle.
Students revisit the following essential questions throughout the unit:
- Why do people migrate? What factors influence people’s decisions leave their home countries, often risking their lives in the process?
- How can learning someone’s immigration story help us understand the complexity of global migration and the emotional and physical challenges for the human beings involved?