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The First American Settlers and the First Thanksgiving

Learn and discuss the myths and facts surrounding the first Thanksgiving and the first immigrants by engaging students in a thought-provoking and humorous read-aloud that challenges them to identify dominant and resistant readings of this national holiday.

For lesson procedures, Common Core standards alignment, please click here.

Year Released: 2014

3-5

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Interactive Immigration Timeline

Students will understand key government legislation on immigration in order to explore the historical tensions between welcoming and barring immigrant groups by engaging in an interactive immigration timeline scavenger hunt.

To access the lesson, you will need student computers with Internet capability.

For lesson procedures and standards alignment please click here.

Year Released: 2014

5-7

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Famous Immigrant Contributions

Use this slideshow presentation and writing activity to help students challenge perceptions of immigrant contributions and to explore how the US benefits as being a culturally rich nation.

To access the lesson, you will need PowerPoint and audio/visual equipment.

For lesson procedures and standards allignment, please click here.

 

Year Released: 2014

5-7

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"Jeopardy Like" Immigrant Experience Game

This interactive activity will entertain your classroom and get your students thinking about US immigration history, policy, and experiences.

To access this lesson, you will need PowerPoint and audio/visual equipment.

For lesson procedures and standards allignment, please click here.

Year Released: 2014

5-7

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Enter the American Immigration Council's 2015 "Change in Motion" Multimedia Contest

The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce a call for submissions to the 2015 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. The competition challenges today’s young adults to explore the role that immigration plays in their lives and communities through video and other multimedia projects. Projects should focus on celebrating America as a nation of immigrants as well as the immigration's impact on our everyday lives.

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Organizations in Your Community

Educators, community organizers and civic leaders interested in engaging your community with service learning projects? Find local organizations committed to immigrant rights, integration and social justice. Read more...

White House White Board: Why Immigration is Beneficial to America

It's clear commonsense immigration reform is good for the economy as a whole. Don't take our word for it — study after study has shown that commonsense immigration reform will strengthen the economy, spur innovation, reduce the deficit and increase US trade and exports.

Year Released: 2013

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Council Announces Winners of the "Change in Motion" Multimedia Contest

Published on Fri, Feb 01, 2013

The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2012 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. The competition challenges young adults to explore the role that immigration plays in their lives and communities.  The program allows young filmmakers and artists to create projects which focus on celebrating America as a nation of immigrants and explore the impact immigration has on our everyday lives.   The contest is sponsored, in part, by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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2013 Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest

The American Immigration Council is proud to sponsor the annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants.

5th grade teachers sign up here!

Deferred Action Q&A

Do you have questions about deferred action.  Use this resource from NILC before applying.  Please seek the advice of an immigration attorney should you have ANY questions go to to find an immigration attorney http://www.ailalawyer.com/.  Beware of scam artists and any body who promises fast processing or guaranteed acceptance.

Year Released: 2012

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