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 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 learn about the legal rights of refugees and then use poetry to develop a personal connection to the current global crisis.
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.
British-Somali poet Warsan Shire gives voice to the experiences of refugees in this poem about "home."
Poet Warsan Shire tells the story of a young Somali-born refugee in this poem from the film Brave Girl Rising.
French writer Amin Maalouf describes the connection between violence and issues of identity and belonging.
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.
This collection of stories is a tribute to the people, most of them immigrants, who make Queens such a culturally rich community.
Explore the debate over banning headscarves in French schools and consider the tension between personal and group identities.