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Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students

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Fri, 07/08/2022

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.

Integrate primary sources into inquiry-based curriculum for use in your own curriculum.


Social Studies, ELA and ELL teachers; Grades 3 - 12.


22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit in partnership with Westfield State University. To earn PDPs or Graduate Credit, participants must complete all assignments by the last class, details of which will be provided in the class syllabus. Graduate Credit from Westfield State University costs $125. Registration for Graduate Credit takes place in the first class, with payment accepted by credit card or check.

Course Dates:  

Friday. July 8 - Friday. July 29; Synchronous online sessions July 12, July 19, and July 26, 4p-5.


$230; discounted rate for CES member districts

Registration deadline:

July 1


July 12, July 19, and July 26, 4p-5.

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