ERIC Number: ED377091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Immigration: Pluralism and National Identity. Public Issues Series.
Glade, Mary Elizabeth; Giese, James R.
This booklet is part of a series designed to help students take and defend a position on public issues. This unit examines the topic of immigration. Lessons encourage students to engage in discussions that touch on ethical, definitional, and factual questions alike. The first unit, "The Immigrant Experience," presents the stories of people who decided to leave their homelands and come to the United States. As the narratives reveal, many came to find work and the children they brought with them adapted to their new surroundings. A unit entitled "Immigration Restrictions" focuses upon U.S. immigration policy up to the year 1924, the division of families that sometimes resulted from immigration quotas, and the role of race and nationality in policies that measured the worth of immigrants. "Today's Issues" is the title of a unit that describes more recent immigration policy and presents analogies of past and present immigration concerns. Each section concludes with "Persisting Questions of History," a set of issues for discussion. The document ends with "Review, Reflection, and Research," a further set of activities that aim at deeper analysis and fuller discussion of viewpoints. The accompanying teacher's guide begins with introductory material and then follows with questions that underlie the issues which the student readings address and explains that these readings deal with ethical definitional and factual issues alike. In "Teaching the Unit," instructors receive advice on preparing to present the material and introducing it to students. The guide then offers tips on the individual topics about which students read. A bibliography and student handouts conclude the guide. (SG)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Immigrants, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States History
Social Science Education Consortium Publications, 3300 Mitchell Lane, Suite 240, Boulder, CO 80301-2296.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.