Classroom Activities for Understanding Immigration

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To build an understanding of and empathy for the issues surrounding immigration, class members engage in a series of activities that ask them to research their own family's immigration history and examine current events to track refugee situations. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin with the historical perspective activity that asks individuals to research the immigration experience of their family or of someone they know
Classroom Considerations
  • While the 2004 resource does not reflect the current immigration debated, it is designed to create empathy for immigrants and refugees
Pros
  • The two-page resource suggest multiple activities that build an understanding of immigration issues
Cons
  • No detailed plans are included