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Immigration: Shaping the American People

August 18-22, 2008


Workshop Facilitators:
In this workshop, teachers will focus on the multiple waves of American immigration since the colonial period. Themes include; factors that movivated different groups of immigrants, individual and group contributions of immigrants to American history, responses to immigration over time, in particular, persistent strains of nativism in American society, changing national immigration policy, and the major internal migrations of Americans. Teachers will develop lesson plans on topics related to these themes that incorporate the literacy strategies presented at the workshop.

Resources for workshop participants


Area teachers and Binghamton University graduate students interested in participating in any of the Center's programs should contact the Center's Project Coordinator, Melyssa Wrisley, at (607) 777-6769 or via email.


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