Teaching Immigration Through Literature

January 14, 2020
Teaching Immigration Through Literature
New York

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Teaching Immigration Through Literature

How can literature, as part of an interdisciplinary approach, add to our understanding of immigration?

In this workshop, we will model Facing History’s pedagogical approach to the humanities by focusing on literature to teach about immigration, including Enrique’s Journey, Crossing the BLVD, Ink Knows No Borders, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen and The Arrival.   We will also explore Facing History immigration resources including My Part of the Story and Teaching Enrique’s Journey.

These different forms of literature, ranging from nonfiction to memoirs, graphic novels, and poetry, engage students in learning about immigration. Participants will also learn and discuss different literacy strategies and compelling resources to create an interdisciplinary approach of immigration.

After this workshop, you will:

  • Have access to 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 unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

CTLE hours available.


New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
January 14, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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