What does it mean to be an American? Who may become an American? 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 have influenced what it means to be American. The seminar will highlight the experiences of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to the present and raise questions about tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship.
In this seminar, teachers will:
- Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills.
- Explore resources that will enable you to create a four-week or longer unit on immigration using an array of Facing History resources, including curricular texts, film, literature, and historical sources.
- Receive a free copy of Facing History’s study guide, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.
CTLE hours are available for this seminar. Registration does not guarantee acceptance.