Immigration Illumination Project Curriculum Materials

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Gain an understanding of the complex topic of immigration with a collection of resources. Class members engage in a series of activities designed to give them insight into the factors that influence immigration policies and the effects of these policies on those seeking to immigrate to the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups update the information in the packet, particularly recent changes in immigration law and on the border fence, and research the types of visas (i.e., immigrant and non-immigrant visas)
Classroom Considerations

  • Read through the entire packet to determine if the point of view is appropriate for your learning situation
  • Requires considerable prep time to create and post the US Immigration timeline around the classroom
  • Establish a protocol for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial and sensitive issues
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes an introduction, a definition of terms, four exercises, a timeline, discussion questions, a model citizenship test, and sample interview questions
Cons

  • Some of the information in the packet is dated and does not reflect the current political situation