This The Power to Persevere lesson plan also includes:
Joris Debeij's film, Making It in America, takes a look at Alma Velasco, a Salvadoran immigrant who was granted political asylum in the United States. The lesson gives a face to immigrants and their struggles to embrace the American Dream.
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- Have class members investigate recent controversies surrounding American Apparel and its subsequent sale
- Have groups read and report on the linked articles on immigration
- A link to the film is attached
- The six-page resource includes background information about Alma Velasco, discussion questions, and writing prompts