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 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.
Poet Warsan Shire tells the story of a young Somali-born refugee in this poem from the film Brave Girl Rising.
Immigration lawyer Hope Frye describes the conditions at child migrant detention centers in her congressional hearing testimony.
Author Sarfraz Manzoor writes about the experiences that shaped his understanding of what it means to be British and what it means to belong.
Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on the difficulties of balancing her dual identities.
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.
Consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when we encounter strangers.
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.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these teaching ideas that use poetry to help students grapple with the complexities of identity and inspire them to tell their own stories.
Exploring why people migrate is essential to understanding migration at the US–Mexico border. Use these activities to examine migration from El Salvador to the US and the factors that drive migration.