Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experience of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind the ever-shifting global landscape we inhabit today.
The following surveys and polling questions conducted between 1938-141 gauge US attitudes toward Jews. Findings showed that few Americans were vehemently antisemitic, but many felt that Jews had to be “kept in their place.”
This outline provides an instructional pathway for educators to teach 18-week curriculum exploring questions of identity, membership and belonging, and the power of their individual and collective choices. Recommended for 7th and 8th-grade educators.
It is based on the following resources: 1) Unit: Choices in Little Rock, 2) Memoir: Warriors Don’t Cry, 3) Unit: My Part of the Story, and 4) Nonfiction Book: Enrique’s Journey.