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 […]
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Step into a Refugee Camp is a film short film created by the New York Times. In the fall of 2016, The New York Times broadcast live from the Zaatari Refugee Camp. At the time, the number of displaced people in the word was larger than at any time since the end of World War […]
This 24-minute film from the New York Times depicts the stories of unaccompanied minors traveling from Central America to the United States. The children, fleeing violence and poverty, experience hardship and danger as they migrate across Mexico towards the United States.
In 2015, the United States resettled nearly 70,000 refugees as wars and political instability continue to drive people from their home countries. Resettlement isn’t easy for the person coming to a new country. One of those people, Barwaqo Mohamed was born and grew up in Somalia, but came to the U.S. as a political refugee […]
By Adam Strom Why do so many people see multiple identities and multiple belongings as a threat? Among the most common stereotypes that are ascribed to immigrants is that they are not loyal to their new country. Visible signs of identity and culture are often read as proof that immigrants are holding on to their past […]
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 […]
UPDATED: June 5, 2018 As educators, what do we need to know, and what sensitivities should we consider when discussing DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in class? To begin, it is important to recognize that the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools recognizes, that discussion of current events and controversial issues is a […]
ConversationDoc is a series of short films about issues of race and identity. The filmmakers explain, When it comes to race relations in America, there has been no shortage of rhetoric, rage and accusations—but very little discussion. THE CONVERSATION is a series of short films that will serve as a platform for dialogue on the deep […]
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 […]
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 […]