Students explore the link between name and identity in their own lives and those of their classmates.
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.
I Learn America is a film about five resilient children of immigration who are struggling to learn and become comfortable in their new country. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. The I Learn America Viewers' Guide, created by Facing History and Ourselves on behalf of the New York City Department of Education, is available here as a free PDF download.