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Friday, August 23 • 10:40am - 12:10pm
Archiving Student Stories to Spur Connections In the History Classroom

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In the United States, 26% of youth are immigrants or the children of immigrants. We recognize that migration is our shared history, our present, and our future. Too often there is a disconnect between the public conversations about immigration, what we teach in schools, and our students lives. This project seeks to address that gap by collaborating with teachers to encourage students to share their voices while developing strong civic and historical thinking skills. During the 2018-2019 school year, BPS Office of English Learners along with the History/Social Studies Department partnered with Re-Imagining Migration and I Learn America for the “Im/migration Stories” project for students and teachers in SLIFE classrooms and History/Social Studies classrooms in grades 6-12. Come learn about last year’s project where students participated in-class workshops writing and telling their stories of migration and immigration and then shared their stories as a form of civic engagement and how you can possibly bring the learning to your classroom or participate in a project for the upcoming year.

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Natacha Scott

Director of History/Social Studies, History & Social Studies Department

Friday August 23, 2019 10:40am - 12:10pm EDT

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