Beth Werlin, Deputy Legal Director for the American Immigration Council, discusses the recent...
It was a busy year for the American Immigration Law Foundation's Curriculum Center in 2007. The Center hosted symposia nationwide in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.The symposia focused on current immigration policies, presenting immigration in the classroom, sharing stories through oral history, learning with literature and media and using artifacts, primary sources and dramatic arts to teach immigration. This free day-long symposium was geared towards teachers and staff that were involved in developing and presenting curriculum to children. The program reviewed how the subject of immigration could be taught through many of the major disciplines-including language arts/reading, social studies/history, and even geography and mathematics (statistics, percentages, etc.). Participants obtained the necessary tools and ideas that are essential to teaching children about the importance of immigration to our nation.