A Dream Deferred: DACA

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 "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses" has even more meaning for some children. The resource explores the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Scholars analyze primary sources and participate in group discussion to understand the details of the program and its impact on the immigrants under its protection. After conducting research, academics complete an essay summarizing the debate over the DACA program.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a DACA participant to speak to the class about their experiences 
  • Create a visual board representing American diversity 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is the final installment of a three-part series, Becoming US - Education unit
  • Must have Internet access to view some materials 
Pros
  • Contains a poetry reading to engage learners
  • Shows clips of interviews to give pupils a better understanding of the people affected by DACA
Cons
  • None
Common Core