ERIC Number: ED464857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Immigration Law & the American Dream.
Parrini, Michelle, Ed.; Parins, Claire, Ed.; Kittlaus, Jennifer, Ed.; Bliss, Pam, Ed.
Insights on Law & Society, v1 n3 Spr 2001
This magazine is designed to help high school teachers of civics, government, history, law, and law-related education program developers educate students about legal issues. This issue focuses on immigration law and the American Dream. It includes 11 articles: (1) "U.S. Immigration Policy and Globalization" (P. Martin; S. Martin) explains how the United States faces new challenges and why the country must begin to think more creatively about immigration; (2) "Immigration after World War II, 1945-98" (L. Dinnerstein; D. M. Reimers) discusses the changing policies of a postwar United States which led to increased levels of immigration; (3) "The Changing Face of Immigration Law" (C. Nugent) investigates how the United States, and, therefore, its law, has a history of ambivalence toward immigration; (4) "Lawyers in Action: Arizona's Florence Project" (E. Dallam) shows how a legal team makes a difference for detainees at a detention center in the desert; (5) "Perspectives" (S. Robertson; M. Camerini) offers two film producers' perspectives as they filmed a movie on asylum and refugee protection in the United States; (6) "Students in Action" helps young people explore immigration issues that will be debated by their generation, including rights of detainees, asylum seekers, and juvenile refugees; (7) "Learning Gateways" (M. Fisher) introduces classes to the reality of today's immigration practices and policies; (8) "Supreme Court Roundup" (C. F. Williams) discusses the Court's activity during the current term, highlighting several federalism and First Amendment cases: (9) "News from Capitol Hill" outlines the 107th Congressional legislation to control junk mail, lower taxes, and reform campaign finance; (10) "Teaching with the News" (W. B. Lewis; C. F. Williams) looks at what the Fourth Amendment meant to the founders and what it means today; and (11) "Media Specialist's Corner" (M. Kayaian) identifies Web sites for students seeking primary documents related to immigration law. (BT)
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), High Schools, Immigrants, Immigration, Law Related Education, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.