Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America, 3rd Edition is a distinctive, comprehensive guide to teaching students about immigration in the United States. Designed for grade 8 through adult audiences, with a module for upper elementary and middle level students, this learning tool provides important fundamental concepts, as well as critical context to elevate students' basic understandings and expand their perspectives.
The curriculum is filled with engaging, student-centered activities that follow best practices for human rights education (HRE). Students learn by exploring their own immigrant history; role-playing a refugee’s journey; deciding under what conditions they might risk being undocumented; playing games to understand the immigration system; drawing representative pictures of policies; rehearsing deliberative dialogue; constructing a gallery of nativism over the centuries; and creating a service learning project for their classroom or school.
View the Table of Contents and Activity Summaries to get an overview of the curriculum.
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