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Immigration and Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. Border: Families Belong Together
We have been hearing parents, teachers and students question what is happening on the U.S. Southern border and express worry, anxiety and fear about the humanitarian crisis there. AFT members play a special role in their communities, and our educators have a powerful responsibility to their students and families. We have assembled lessons and resources to help you talk with your students and children about the sensitive and emotionally charged topic of family separations and border detentions.
The featured resource collections included here will be of help as you talk and teach about these current events. You may also want to check out:
- AFT's resources and statements on the Immigration and Protecting Out Students
- The Anti-Defamation League's Table Talk on Family Separations and Detentions at the Border and lesson plan: Why are Families Being Separated and Detained at the Border
- Colorín Colorado's Classroom Resources, Activities and Book Lists and webinar on How Immigration Enforcement Policies Are Impacting Students and Teachers Nationwide
- Re-Imagining Migration's Resources for Talking and Teaching About Immigrant Family Separations and blog post Six Resources for Exploring Anti-Immigrant Prejudice
- PBS NewsHour Extra's New Challenges in Aftermath of Family Separation and Study Guide: How Separating Families Became Official U.S. Government Policy
- Teaching Tolerance blog from a middle school teacher in Texas: Teaching on the Border
Our students and their families deserve to know that we are allies in the fight against human rights injustices.