Immigration in the United States (6-12)

Professional Developments are for teacher groups of 10 or more only. Click here for other educator opportunities!

Program Description:
Why do people leave their homes in search of another? Why do some people stay in their communities? These questions drive inquiry into the social and historical topic of immigration and interdisciplinary big ideas of conflict, revolution, change and diversity. Teachers will learn how to incorporate visual art in meaningful ways when exploring themes of immigration and displacement.

Length: This workshop is available as a one-hour presentation or a 3-hour workshop.
Target audience: History and social studies teachers and literacy specialists.

This workshop is available offsite! Please indicate on your request form if you would like Nelson-Atkins staff to deliver this program at your school.

Program alignments to CCSS-ELA:
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
-Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12 #2

Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital sources.
-Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12 #7

Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
-Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12 #9

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