Belonging in American Society: An Exploration of Immigration in American History and its impact in our Classrooms
Friday, June 28 at 8:30am to 4:00pm
Cortelyou Commons 2324 N Fremont St
A 3-Day Summer Institute - An Exploration of Immigration in American History and its Impact in our Classrooms Featuring Sonia Nazario, author of “Enrique’s Journey,” and noted expert on the subject of immigration and Latin American studies.
A sense of belonging is essential to the social construction of any society, and the United States is no exception. From its founding to the present day, America has had an ambiguous record on immigration. The country has served as a beacon of hope for immigrants or, in the words of the poet Emma Lazarus, for the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” However, the United States has also fostered nativist and xenophobic movements. Immigration is a complex topic to discuss in relation to America’s past and our future as educators in metropolitan Chicago. This institute will examine the implications of immigration in American society and how it affects our work with students.
Participants in the 2013 DePaul University Facing History and Ourselves Summer Institute will:
--Explore historical examples of immigration and their role in shaping the United States.
--Examine teaching pedagogies focused on immigration applicable to elementary, middle & high school settings.
--Learn methods for building a sense of community in diverse classrooms.
--Develop ways of understanding immigration that are applicable to their own adult development.
DePaul is able to offer this three-day seminar free of charge to the first 50 individuals who register!
--Earn up to 21 CPDUs.
--Receive teacher resource materials.
--Make a lifelong connection to Facing History and Ourselves support and resources.
--Network with the DePaul University community.
The DePaul & Facing History and Ourselves collaboration is generously supported by the Donna and Jack Greenberg Charitable Trust.
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