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 readings in this collection explore the nature of identity, belonging, tolerance, and difference in our increasingly global society.
Address today's global challenges with lesson plans focused on current events including the refugee crisis and contemporary antisemitism.
Students discover the complexities of Martha Sharp's rescue project by analyzing historical correspondences.
Students reflect on what "American" means to them and are introduced to the idea that the United States is the product of many individual voices and stories.
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.
Investigate the history of Muslim women wearing head coverings, and consider how the veil became a political symbol.
Help students investigate identity and belonging through a film about generations of Chinese immigrants in the United States and their paths to "becoming American."
What does it mean to become American? In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, Bill Moyers explores this question through the experience of the Chinese in America.
Author Ed Husain remembers two key experiences from growing up in an immigrant family in London that shaped his identity and the decisions that he made.
The Mexican-American civil rights movement (1965-1975) is recorded in this four-part series. Pivotal events concerning land, labor, education, and political empowerment are examined.