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.
This guide to accompany the film Becoming American helps students investigate identity and belonging through the stories of generations of Chinese immigrants in the United States and their paths to "becoming American."
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.
Using a unique mix of scholarly insights, first-person stories, and interviews with school-age students, this resources uses the debate in France over wearing of veils by Islamic girls as a way to develop an educational framework for integration, tolerance, and cultural acceptance.
Focusing on the 2004 decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves in public schools, this program shows how the controversy has played out in Dammarie-les-Lys, a racially diverse community.