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Teach Immigration 

Teach Immigration strives to promote a better understanding of immigrants and immigration by providing educational resources, lessons and professional development that inspire thoughtful dialogue, creative teaching and critical thinking. Dedicated to principles of fairness, social justice, inclusion, and respect, we empower educators, students, parents, and community stakeholders to engage civically and thoughtfully on an “everybody issue.”

Our blog, Immigration In and Out of the Classroom, offers practical how-to approaches for teaching about immigration, building relationships with immigrant students and families, updates on access to education issues, and other relevant issues pertaining to immigration past and present.

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Digital Learning on Immigration: Quick Lessons
A guide for educators to integrate multimedia content on immigration from films produced by young adults for the American Immigration Council’s “...
Teaching Freedom, Fairness, and Equality
In this guided presentation, student will wrestle with the essential question: how deep is our commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of...
Public Education for All? Lessons From Plyer v Doe
Today’s debate about immigration’s effects in public schools raises important questions of access, citizenship, legality, and fairness.In this lesson...
Immigration Status Privilege Walk
In this Common-Core aligned lesson plan, students will randomly be assigned an immigration status: "citizen", "lawful permanent resident", "...
Educate & Empower: Build An Inclusive Community
  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
The one-week immigration community outreach project and lesson plan meets three objectives: 1) to educate students on the experiences of the...
Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Using digital storytelling to capture immigration stories is a powerful way for teachers to create opportunities for “empathetic moments.” Telling...
Teaching "Behind the Mountains" and Immigration
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Teach students about the adjustments faced by immigrants by reading Edwidge Danticat’s Behind the Mountains. This gripping novel chronicles the life...
Just What Is Executive Action?
In the lesson, “Just What is Executive Action? A Lesson from the Principal’s Desk,” students will apply inductive reasoning skills about individual...
Writing a Way In: Perspectives on Executive Action
The President’s executive action on immigration has been greeted with joy, relief, sadness, and contempt. How can one decision trigger so many varied...
Famous Immigrants and Their Contributions
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Use this slideshow presentation and writing activity to help students challenge perceptions of immigrant contributions and to explore how the US...