Entries by Adam Strom

Climate Change and the Migrant Caravan

This short video from the Financial Times focuses on the experiences of one family to illustrate the impact of climate change on human migration. The producers describe the report this way: Thousands of Central Americans are trying to flee to the United States in what’s become known as the migrant caravan. Many are escaping violence […]

Climate change is the overlooked driver of Central American migration

In February 2019, Public Radio International CNN’s John Sutter traveled to rural Honduras to investigate the relationship between climate change and Central American migration to the United States. Sutter notes: “Migration stories are always complex. It’s not untrue that violence is driving people out; it’s not untrue that poverty is driving people out. But it […]

Teaching with National Geographic’s Genographic Project

National Geographic’s Genographic Project was launched in 2005 as a research project in collaboration with scientists and universities around the world with a goal of revealing patterns of human migration. Since that time they have worked with researchers and educators to tell the story of human migration. This short animated video shows the current understanding […]

PBS Latino Americans: Peril and Promise

Episode six of the Latino Americans explores Latino immigration to the United States from the 1980s until the 2010s. PBS describes the episode this way: Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing […]

PBS Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride

Episode five of the Latino Americans explores the creation of Chicano identity in the United States and traces the stories of activists and farm workers pushing for education and opportunity. PBS describes the episode this way: Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists […]

PBS Latino Americans: The New Latinos

Episode four of the PBS Latino Americans series explores Latino immigration to the United States in the aftermath of World War II until the 1960s. PBS describes the episode this way: Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s […]

Latino Americans: Empire of Their Dreams

Episode two of PBS’s Latino Americans focuses on the influence of Latinos on American society and culture between 1880-1940. The website for the film describes the episode this way: Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans […]

Latino Americans: Foreigners in their Own Land

Episode one from PBS’s Latino Americans first aired in 2013. PBS describes the episode this way: [This expisode] Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American […]