Entries by Adam Strom

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Reporters have warned about the mistreatment of the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar for several years. Those tensions have erupted in a full blown refugee crisis in recent days. Worldwide, we are experiencing a record number of displaced people. In June 2017 UNHCR, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency explained that: 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced […]

Teaching about DACA as a current event

UPDATED: September 15, 2017 Many teachers are looking to find ways to discuss last week’s DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals announcement in their classes. Indeed, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools recognizes, that discussion of current events and controversial issues is a proven practice of civic education. They explain: Schools should incorporate […]

Educator Spotlight: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Educator Spotlight: Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carola Suarez-Orozco The students entering schools in the United States this fall are the most diverse cohort in the country’s history. Across the world, the remarkable diversity of students has prompted many educators to reflect on their own teaching practice. What can they do to ensure that their classrooms […]

With uncertainty surrounding DACA, and anti-immigrant rhetoric on the rise, what should educators do?

By Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Carola Suarez-Orozco, and Adam Strom The young people entering schools this fall are the most diverse group of student’s in the history of the nation. One-quarter of them are of immigrant origin, from nearly every country in the world. That diversity is not limited to the United States, indeed, increasing numbers of […]

Five Back to School Resources for Teaching About Migration

Welcome back to school. We know that some of you have already returned to the classroom while others will begin just after labor day. As you think about your students, your goals for the year, and the kind of learning environment you are hoping to create, we wanted to share a few resources that might be […]

Educator Spotlight: Teaching The Arrival

  Educator Spotlight: Teaching the Arrival Welcome to the first of our occasional educator spotlights. In this series, we will highlight great teachers using great resources to explore issues related to migration with students. For this first post, we reached out to Sara Ahmed, the Author of the Heinemann Publishing book Upstanders: How to Engage […]

Why Teach about Migration?

The story of migration is the story of humankind. The genetic and paleontological record of human migration is at least 70,000 years old. Researchers know that all of us can trace our ancestry to Southern Africa, while some homo sapiens migrated across Africa and stayed, others ventured out to the Asia, Australia, Europe, and eventually to the Americas. This is our shared experience.