The American Immigration Council will be presenting at the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in New Orleans – and if you’re attending, we hope to meet you at one of our sessions.
We’re hosting sessions alongside HSTRY who offers a free digital learning platform that enables teachers and students to create and explore interactive timelines. If you haven’t seen their materials, such as their History of Immigration in the U.S.A timeline, you’ll want to check them out.
• Poster Presentation 280: Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling (Friday, November 13 3:20-4:10pm)• Session #1169: Create, Explore, Engage: Using Primary Sources with Young Learners (Saturday, November 14 10:10-11:00am, Room 209)• Session #1150: Create, Explore, and Engage: Using HSTRY in the Classroom (Saturday, November 14 8:00-8:50am, Room 221)
We love a good giveaway and we have two to share. Attend our poster presentation or session, and enter to win multicultural books generously donated by LEE & LOW Books, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country. Stop by the HSTRY booth #24 in exhibit hall B and enter to win HSTRY Premium for your entire school!
Even if you’re unable to make it to New Orleans, we’d like to share with you some of the free resources we’ve made available for educators to teach about immigration critically and creatively.
- Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling Lesson Plan: Our most popular lesson plan adaptable for K-12 is a powerful way to talk about the diversity of immigration experiences, teach 21st century skills, and connect with students and their families.
- Digital Learning on Immigration: Quick Lessons for Students by Students: Teach digital learning any day of the week with relevant content! No more than five minutes in length, these films inspire dialogue, critical thinking and creative teaching on immigration.
- 8 Tips for Teaching How to Write a Digital Story on Immigration: Middle school teacher Brian Kelley has been developing digital storytelling with his students for several years and shares some of his methods for working with students in writing about their immigration journeys. Check out his latest culture and heritage creative writing podcast (funded by one of our community grants) produced for and by students at write1world.net.
- From Writing the Page to Pressing Play: More Tips on Teaching Digital Stories on Immigration: More practical tips and insights into developing digital stories on immigration in the classroom.
- Teach Empathy With Digital Immigration Stories: Our blog post featured on Edutopia illustrates the connections and potential for integrating digital storytelling, immigration, and empathy.
We’ll make more resources available after the conference, and please pass this email on to colleagues you think would be interested.