Focus on Immigration and Human Displacement
In January, we sponsored a teacher professional development workshop led by Newseum Education in Washington, D.C. on teaching about the refugee crisis and tackling controversial issues in class discussions. Space was limited, but questions about teaching this topic were limitless. Below are some of the resources shared with participants and links to additional resources across disciplines. If you are near Washington, D.C., don't miss the Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE, currently on exhibit at the Newseum (info below).
Refugee and Immigration Topics Resource Page
We have curated a list of resources on Learner.org to help you teach about the global refugee crisis and the related topic of immigration. Engage students with activities, lesson plans, and other professional development resources about these topics.
Photo by UNHCR/Daniele Volpe. Tapachula, Mexico, 2016.
New on Essential Lens: Forced Displacement and Human Rights Collection Released February 13
This month, look for the new "Forced Displacement and Human Rights" collection on Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum. Students analyze rights-cleared photographs of refugees and internally displaced groups, and discuss the causes of human displacement and how the international community is responding. The photographs are included in the resource.
"From Provocative to Productive: Teaching Controversial Topics" Activity From Newseum Education
Get first steps for creating a respectful yet vibrant environment for students to explore diverse ideas on controversial topics, from politics to profanity, religion to racism.
What Immigration Stories Teach Us
To help students understand the complexities and nuances of immigration, teachers need to recognize that immigrant stories are rich and powerful. Immigrant stories need to be analyzed and studied, not just read. Find resources for this purpose.
Photo by Tom Stoddart. Lesbos, Greece, October 2015.
Don't Miss the Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE Exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC!
This groundbreaking photography exhibit by the Annenberg Space for Photography illuminates the global plight of the displaced. The exhibit runs
now through March 12, 2017. For field trips, an educator resource guide provides a background of the exhibit and pre-, post- and in-gallery activities aligned with Common Core standards for grades 6-12.
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Annenberg Learner Announcements
Join Us at NSTA 2017 in Los Angeles
Stop by booth 1958 to learn about the latest Annenberg Learner series, free online for teachers, and a major discount on all of our DVD titles. In addition, we will be sharing exciting news and initiatives with some of our partners.
All Learner DVDs Now 40% Off
We are happy to announce a special offer for you in 2017: The cost of our entire collection of Learner series on DVD will be 40% off. Price reductions are shown in the series shopping cart on Learner.org. Orders can be placed either through the website or 1-800-LEARNER. (Offer excludes shipping and handling, all separate print materials, and multimedia kits associated with Destinos and French in Action.)
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