In this one-day workshop we will explore the history and contemporary realities of human migration while considering the impact that a nation’s identity and concept of membership has on immigration policy and the integration of newcomers.
Millions of migrants are living outside of the land of their birth and struggling to find their way in their new countries. These migrants change the makeup of the local population as well as the identities of the communities where they have moved. How have the choices and actions of immigrants over time shaped ideas about freedom and democracy? Why do individuals and groups of people migrate? What responsibility do individuals have to welcome migrants from other countries into their communities?
In this workshop, you will:
Explore documents and multimedia resources to help students connect history to the present, understand the challenges democracies around the world are facing, and look at ways individuals can strengthen democracy
Engage with teaching strategies that support reflective classroom communities, honor diverse identities, and help students interrogate text and think critically
After this workshop, you will:
Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
This workshop is recommended for 7th–12th grade social studies or humanities teachers. Scholarships are available for CPS educators. Illinois Educators can earn 7 clock hours for full participation in this course. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please contact [email protected] for information about scholarships or for any other questions.