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.
Students explore the link between name and identity in their own lives and those of their classmates.
Students discover the complexities of Martha Sharp's rescue project by analyzing historical correspondences.
Students activate their thinking around being an upstander and their responsibility toward others in light of the Sharps' mission work in Czechoslovakia.
Students are introduced to upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Students use videos and readings featuring US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to develop a historical and human understanding of today’s global refugee crisis.
Immigration lawyer Hope Frye describes the conditions at child migrant detention centers in her congressional hearing testimony.
Learn about the prejudice, stereotypes, and victimization Chinese and Chinese Americans faced in the US in the 1920s.
Learn how the Sharps' rescue work began with a phone call from the American Unitarian community asking for their leadership in the refugee crisis in Prague, 1939.