Guarded Gates or Open Doors? Re-imagining Migration in the Modern World

Re-imagining Migration in the Modern World

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Guarded Gates or Open Doors? Re-imagining Migration in the Modern World

Join us for an interactive workshop where you will explore the history and contemporary realities of human migration, movement, and related policies around the world. We will consider how certain concepts of the modern nation state shape ideas about who may enter, live among us, and ultimately determine who is fundamentally “fit” for full membership in a society. 

In today’s world where global migration is transforming the face of communities everywhere, we need to re-imagine how we understand migration and the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching this contemporary history.


Participants will learn strategies for teaching current events through history along with ways to create a safe space for productive classroom discussions around these issues. Following Facing History and Ourselves’ scope and sequence, we will introduce classroom ready contemporary, historical, and literary resources on issues of identity and belonging, choices in history, and civic participation.


In this workshop you will:

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

  • Receive free copies of Facing History resource guides


After this workshop, you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement Facing History into 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 multimedia

  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost


Recommended for middle and high school educators.


A light dinner will be served. Please indicate dietary needs in the registration form.



Burlingame High School
1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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