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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.
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 days 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."
Photographs and objects are mounted on a wall in a glass display case
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July 27-28, 2022 Online and Washington, DC Join Lee Ann Potter, the Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library of Congress, and a panel of educators from across the country, including Emerging America staff, from 12 noon - 1:30 on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Smithsonian's National Education Summit on July 27-28, 2022. The conference is free to participants.

Upcoming Workshops


This online course will harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. L…
Fully online. Five days delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each of…
July 27-28, 2022 Online and Washington, DC Join Lee Ann Potter, the Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library of Congress, and…