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Book cover of "Once I Was You" with face of Maria Hinojosa as a young girl illustrates the title of the webinar
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Join the Immigrant Learning Center and Emerging America for a free webinar on telling immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American narrative.  Immigrant stories are interwoven in the study of literature, history, and civics, and how we handle discussion of these stories has become an important topic in and of itself, for educators, and for students. In a national moment in which how we talk about history and one another is under scrutiny, this discussion could not be more timely. 
History's Mysteries unit illustration showing 5 lessons: What do Historians Do? What are Push and Pull Factors? Why Do People Move? What is a Refugee? and What was the Great Migration?
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Fully online. Five modules delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each of my students have their 'aha moments' as we dug further into the mystery."
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
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Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual-language-learner-friendly approaches to primary and secondary sources using examples from the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S..
Today's Mystery Why is there an elephant on the beach? - huge grey elephant structure towers over nearby buildings, sandy grass in foreground and blue sky behind
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Join us November 3 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm for an Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries. Register Here The Introduction webinar will also be offered on February 9th and May 18th
Naturalization ceremony close-up photo shows people with raised hands and smiles as they are sworn in as US citizens
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This online course will harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Learn to engage diverse students–English Learners, students of color, urban youth, and students from disrupted backgrounds. Immigration has a strong appeal for its power to help these students to connect their experiences and communities to the core curriculum. The topic also captures students' desire to explore issues of social justice.
Image of course poster with title and collage of primary sources
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Fully Online: Course runs January 14 - February 23 , 2022. Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts –including complex primary sources– and a need for background knowledge can be barriers. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas and connections to issues of these subjects also offer virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.

Upcoming Workshops


Join the Immigrant Learning Center and Emerging America for a free webinar on telling immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American na…
Fully online. Five modules delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each…
Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual…