Teaching Current Events: Global Immigration

There are more than 250 million migrants around the world, including more than 65 million refugees. Explore the policies, debates and human stories behind this defining global issue.

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Global Immigration

Brave Girl Rising: A Refugee Story

Created in partnership with Girl Rising, this teaching idea invites students to engage with the story of a young refugee and to consider the power of storytelling to spark empathy.

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Justice & Human Rights

What Is Our Obligation To Asylum Seekers?

This teaching idea provides critical context for helping students understand international and US policy regarding asylum and its human consequences.

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Global Immigration

The Many Faces of Global Migration

Use recent photographs to help students connect to the experiences of migrants and to better understand the scale of global migration.

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The Continuing Debate Over Immigration

Use the following lesson and activities with your students to provide context for the 2018 U.S. immigration debate over who can come to the United States, who can stay, and what it means to be American. Recent news and debates may seem especially combative, but they echo earlier moments in US history when Americans questioned who could become a citizen.

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