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Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: The United States and Migration

June 22, 2020 to June 25, 2020
Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: U.S. and Migration

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Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: The United States and Migration

One LAUSD salary point or two USD university credits will be available for seminar participants. 

What does it mean to live on this land? Who may become an American? What happens when multiple narratives are layered on top of each other? In this seminar, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of migration and how it has shaped the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of, and in response to, immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American. The seminar will use a central case study of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to today to look for resonance with other group experiences and to raise universal questions about the tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship. #Enrique's Journey #bracero #NativeAmerican #FrederickDouglass

In this seminar, participants will: 

1. Explore a wide array of Facing History resources, including curricular texts, film, literature, and historical sources

2. Receive copies of Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement and Becoming American: The Chinese American Experience

3. Recognize the contributions and experiences of individuals whose migration stories have brought them to the US and California in particular

4. Explore historical and current events related to migration with attention to the CA History/Social Science Framework themes of Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship

5. Put current debates around immigration into a larger historical context

6. Shift from the "debate" of current issues to thoughtful, reflective inquiry for understanding

After the seminar teachers will become part of the Facing History educator network with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia. 

This seminar is particularly relevant for high school and middle school teachers of US History, English/Language Arts, Ethnic Studies, and government. It will also be valuable for any teacher seeking to better understand the historical context and legacy of migration and the impact that may have on their students. 


June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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