Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

Immigration in a Changing World

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Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

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What does it mean to be an American? Who may become an American? In this workshop 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. The workshop will highlight the experiences of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to the present and raise questions about tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship.   


We will draw upon an array of Facing History resources, including curricular texts, film, literature, and historical sources.


In this worshop you will:

  • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills.

After this workshop you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you plan and implement this unit in your classroom.

  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools.


Laurel School
1 Lyman Circle
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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