ARCHIVE: From Where I Stand: Immigration/Migration Stories in the Classroom
Recorded: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT
Duration: 50 minutes
The classroom is a perfect place for students to be given the opportunity to explore their heritage and understand a larger collective history of their peers and the American people. In this educator session, we’ll make content connections from the previous session, “From Where I Stand: A Closer Look at Understanding Immigration/Migration Experiences in the United States”, which highlighted a small piece of the Smithsonian’s own collection of these stories through material culture to a classroom setting. This session will highlight techniques on beginning classroom conversations incorporating stories from students and their families, as well as sharing teachers’ experiences with classroom activities, such as conducting life story interviews, developing observation skills, and encouraging critical thinking about their family and local history.
Badges Associated with this Session
Magdalena Mieri organizes and implements a variety of programs focusing on the Latino experience in the United States. Her role…more