With many schools that are either closed, or shifting to online education, we are working tireless to help provide high quality resources for learning at home. We will be adding new content and resources to this page as we develop it. In addition, each day we will be sharing a series of watch and talk Moving Stories films and audio stories on our twitter and facebook channels with suggestions for discussing the resources with friends, colleagues, peers, and family.
Re-imagining Migration also recognizes that our work is part of the larger educational ecosystem. To find resources from peer organizations across the curriculum, we recommend you join Share My Lesson’s Remote Learning Community.
Listen, Watch, and Talk Resources and Lesson Starters. Our listen, watch, and talk resources and lesson starters features multimedia resources from our collection paired with ideas for reflection and discussion with students, family, and friends. Follow this link to see how these resources can be aligned with the Re-imagining Migration Learning Arc to create powerful curriculum.
Moving Stories: Sharing Stories of Migration. As humans, stories are at the fundamental to who we are—sharing them with an audience that listens validates our experiences. By creating a space in which our students’ stories can share their histories, we are telling them that they matter. Stories are also central to the experience of migration. Through stories, we transmit experiences, pass down culture, and connect with others. In this unit, we will explore the relationship between stories, identity, and migration by engaging with the stories of others and our own.
Thousands are Sailing: Exploring Immigrant Stories from the Irish Famine. This learn at home unit features 19th-century letters that help us better to understand the lives of Irish immigrants and their efforts to create new lives for themselves in the United States. The letters also serve as windows into the universal challenges and opportunities that come with the experiences of migration.
Immigration, Adjustment, and Acculturation: Letters from the Bintel Brief. The goal of this remote learning unit is to consider what lessons we might learn from the past to help develop welcoming and inclusive communities today. Using letters from the Bintel Brief, a newspaper advice column that ran in the Jewish Daily Forward for decades, we will be better able to understand the lives of immigrants and their efforts to create new lives for themselves into the United States.
15 FIlms about Im/Migration. Migration is one of the most important, multifaceted, and sometimes controversial issues of our time, and films are a great way to delve deeper into these topics and engage people in open dialogue. We put together this collection of long and short films that highlight many aspects of migration. To support teachers interested in using any of these pieces in their classrooms, we have aligned them with questions from our Learning Arc.
Anti-Chinese Racism: How Coronavirus Racism Infected My Community. What can you do when hate spreads in your community? This lesson builds off the four-minute New York Times Op-Doc narrated by Katherine Oung, an 11th grader in Florida. In the film, Oung shares what it is like to be a target of the anti-Chinese racism that has flared up in reaction to the Coronavirus Pandemic, suggesting that bigotry spreads like a virus and it is all of our responsibility to make sure it doesn’t spread.
Beyond Bao: Bao, a short Pixar film by Domee Shi, was released in 2018. The short film explores themes central to immigration including: family, culture, empty nest syndrome and food. At Re-imagining Migration, we encourage educators to highlight educational media that humanize the experiences of migration and Bao is a wonderful resource that is both entertaining and educational. This resource offers guidance for parents, teachers, librarians, and others seeking to use the film to promote the development of inclusive and welcoming communities.