Curriculum

Lessons on Immigration: Help From the New York Times

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 28, 2010 1 min read

Do you want to involve your students in a discussion about Arizona’s controversial new immigration law but don’t know how to approach the topic? Don’t know where to find some examples of interviews with today’s immigrants? Through its “Learning Network,” the New York Times provides resources to address those questions. This week’s post makes available at your fingertips a collection of 40 lesson plans and background information to support teachers in carrying out lessons about immigration in the United States.

Find a question aimed at students ages 13 and older about Arizona’s new immigration law here. Find audio clips from several immigrants here.

The resources include some really cool tools. For example, you can use the newspaper’s “immigration explorer” tool to plug in a group of immigrants and see how they settled across the United States.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.