In “The Face of America” students examined the movement of people into the United States through a political, cultural, and personal lens. They analyzed the current discourse about immigration in the US, grappled with immigration myths, looked at motivations for movement across borders, traced border policy throughout history, and collected stories of immigration in our own community.
Essential Question: How has immigration shaped America?
Final Product: Students created a website to publish their stories, provide community resources, and created an art piece that can be used to access each individual interview.
Key Academic Skills & Content: Students used literacy skills such as reading informational, narrative and poetic texts, conducting research, writing articles, and collaborating on art piece.
Suggested duration: 6 to 8 weeks.
Created with the support of the California Department of Education California Career Pathways Trust