The Power of Words: Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia
Learners discover articles of current events dealing with the experiences of immigrants in the United States. They brainstorm words used to describe immigrants. They answer questions to end the lesson.
9th - 11th Science 6 Views 7 Downloads
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Examining How Inventions or Events Change the English Language
How have inventions and events changed the English language? Learners create posters showing specific words and language changes that resulted from an event, discovery, or cultural change. The class develops their vocabulary by...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
“Shut the Door”: A Senator Speaks for Immigration Restriction
Senator Ellison DuRant Smith's speech, delivered to Congress on April 9, 1924, urging a total restriction of immigration, is the text used in this reading comprehension exercise. Readers cite evidence directly from the speech to respond...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Media Awareness Network: Hate or Debate?
Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Diversity of Filipinos in the United States
ELLs are introduced to the experiences of Filipino immigrants to the United States. As a class, they discuss the various waves of immigration to the United States and state the reasons why they would leave the Philippines. They compare...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable