ERIC Number: ED399325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Issues in U.S. Immigration. Resources and Suggestions for High School Teachers and College Instructors.
Jaret, Charles, Ed.
This booklet provides key facts about U.S. immigration and presents references to books and data sources on immigration, critical thinking exercises, and research project ideas. The topic of immigration, which continues to have such impact on the United States, should be a high priority in schools. The social and cultural aspects of the trials and successes of American immigrants have been the subject of many creative works and social science books. Some examples are listed of historic and contemporary treatments of immigrant experience and useful sources for sociological research. Suggestions are made for research projects, class discussions, and critical thinking exercises. Section 2 discusses immigration to the United States and comments on changes in immigration law and policy. Resource materials are listed to help the teacher prepare for class discussions, and suggestions are made for helping students read graphs and interpret data. Section 3 examines present-day immigration, and Section 4 reviews controversies about the impact of immigration, including the use of welfare services by immigrants. Section 5 lists additional information sources, with addresses for five organizations and print resources. (Contains one figure and two tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Citations (References), College Faculty, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Data Interpretation, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Higher Education, Immigration, Public Policy, Resource Materials, Resources, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
ASA Teaching Resources Center, 1722 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.