Talking About Immigration: Classroom Resources

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The following multimedia resources offer classroom materials and lesson plans for all ages about the topic of immigration in the United States. We also include a list of related booklists below. Classroom materials on the topic of family separations at the border are available in this updated resource section.

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In addition to the lesson plans organized by topic below, we recommend Larry Ferlazzo's series of guests posts on teaching controversial topics in the classroom from Education Week. Immigration Text Set has compiled a text set for use with middle and high school students around the topic of immigration. A text set utilizes a collection of texts and other materials on a particular topic or theme that allows students to access the same standards-based curricula from varying reading levels and perspectives, while also building a shared understanding of a topic or theme.

Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources: Immigration

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