Immigration and Citizenship in America
New York, NY
September 25, 2018
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled Immigration and Citizenship in America.
At this one-day seminar, you will discover resources to help engage your students in examining the ideas surrounding the immigration and citizenship in American history. Primary sources include classroom-friendly excerpts from Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton on immigration, original editorial cartoons from the 1880’s, messages from Presidents Wilson, Coolidge, Truman and Johnson on immigration policy, and more. The curriculum guide includes graphic organizers, original background essays, and a glossary to help students understand the historical context and underlying principles that have animated this debate from the founding to now.
We will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive as well as provide new methods to teach these topics to your students.
This workshop is best suited for high school U.S. History and Government teachers.
Registration for this program has closed. Please email Laura Vlk to be placed on the program waiting list.
Program Location: INNSIDE by Meliá New York NoMad | 132 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001. Click here for directions.
The workshop begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M.
Teachers should dress in business casual for the day.
- Use student-friendly activities to analyze primary sources including the writings of the Founding Era, Supreme Court cases, and presidential speeches.
- Participate in simulation activities that bring to light the historical context of the debate over immigration extending back to the Founding era.
- Examine the historical context in which each major immigration reform was introduced.
- Participate in lectures and discussions with a scholar to improve your own understanding and bring knowledge back to your classroom.
- Be awarded a professional development certificate for 6 seat hours.
Questions? Please contact Laura Vlk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.894.1776 x 20.
This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Achiles & Bodman Foundation.