This seminar is at capacity. Please fill out an application to be placed on the waitlist; you will be notified if space becomes available.
What does it mean to be an American? Who may live among us? How does a society integrate immigrants, and how do immigrants transform societies? How do beliefs about race influence how immigrants are received? How have immigrants and their allies acted as upstanders for a more just society? In this seminar, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.
We will draw upon an array of Facing History and Tenement Museum materials, including curricular texts, exhibits, film, literature, and historical sources. This seminar will model a variety of interactive teaching strategies to engage diverse students in an examination of history and conversations about difference in own communities today.
Following this seminar, participants will receive a collection of Tenement Museum resources to use in their classrooms, as well as complete access to Facing History’s educator resources - including downloadable unit plans, lessons, and online conversations. In addition, participants are invited to borrow videos, DVDs, and books from Facing History’s lending library. Each participant is assigned a Facing History program associate who is available to provide ongoing support services.
Space is limited; registration does not guarantee a spot in the seminar. Priority will be given to middle school and high school teachers who can implement Facing History directly into their classroom. A staff member will be in touch with you to review your application.
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