Creating a Welcoming School and Community

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The final activity in a unit study of immigration and human rights asks class members to design a project for their school that builds support for immigrant classmates. To prepare for this project, individuals use what they have learned in previous lessons to craft a story about an imagined immigrant. After brainstorming questions, pairs take turns adopting the voice of their character and being interviewed about their immigrant experiences. Individuals then assess their school response to immigrants and design a service learning project that would serve them.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite an administrator to speak with the class about the school and the school district's programs for immigrant students
Classroom Considerations

  • The final lesson in a 13-part series on immigration and human rights
Pros

  • The 14-age packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions, teacher tips, and step-by-step directions for the project
Cons

  • No rubric is provided for the project
Common Core