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.
The first of a 3-part series explores the early years of Chinese immigration to the U.S.
The third of a 3-part series explores the immigration laws of 1965, and intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans
The second of a 3-part series explores the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Students discuss their ancestral identities and what "Becoming American" means to them.
In this Teaching Idea, students gain insight into migration and the systems surrounding migrant detention by considering the perspectives of migrants, an immigration lawyer and advocate, a border guard, and an immigration judge.
Tejwattie speaks about how Facing History helped her understand her identity.
Facing History and Ourselves alumna Clarinda Ofori-Annor gave an account of her experiences as an immigrant from Ghana and finding her voice in her Facing History class at the 2014 Chicago Benefit Dinner.
Mohammed S. speaks about what he learned through Facing History.
Aung Khine M. explains how Facing History helped him learn the power of language.