ERIC Number: ED307414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Ideabook for Teachers of Amnesty Students.
Bonilla, Patricia; O'Conlin, Michaele
This ideabook provides materials for teachers of amnesty (amnesty is the legalization of undocumented immigrants who can prove entrance to the United States prior to 1982) classes that address all their responsibilities--English-as-a-Second-Language instruction and civics content, documentation of student progress, and keeping of accurate attendance records. Section 1 looks at the legalization process. It provides information about Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirements, specifically the English/civics/history test. Section 2 identifies challenges for the teacher in an amnesty classroom. Section 3 focuses on assessment procedures, including documenting student attendance and progress. A sample pre- and posttest, testing materials, and student forms are provided. Section 4 describes four specific teaching strategies: total physical response, language experience, games and manipulatives, and role playing. Suggestions are made for using activities of each type in the classroom. Section 5 on the 100 INS questions provides steps for using the questions in the classroom and presents 13 thematic units that incorporate the questions in a useful manner. Section 6 contains two sample teaching units: a unit on the flag, which demonstrates teaching strategies around fairly concrete ideas, and a unit on the amendments, which describes how to use these strategies to teach more abstract concepts. Appendixes include an application packet, information on INS offices and services, and the 100 INS questions with answers in English and Spanish. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, English (Second Language), Foreign Nationals, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Recordkeeping, Student Records, Teaching Methods, Undocumented Immigrants, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.