Lesson plan: How DACA demonstrates the importance of civic engagement

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn how teachers are training to become Dreamer advocates in order to support their undocumented students. They will research DACA protections and find out what their local communities are doing to provide necessary services to Dreamers. Continue reading

Student guide: Trump’s First State of the Union address


Use this student guide and short video clips to analyze President Trump’s first State of the Union speech. Continue reading

On edge under new administration, DACA students find refuge in school


Thousands of undocumented students are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. But in recent months, many DACA recipients are on edge fearing what will happen to the program under the new administration. Continue reading

75 years later, Japanese internment executive order remembered


February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial executive order, which allowed the government to incarcerate Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Continue reading

Local sheriff shares concerns over federal immigration laws


Dozens of cities throughout the United States have been deemed “sanctuary cities,” where local governments resist cooperating with federal immigration officials, including handing over undocumented immigrants who have may committed very minor offenses. Continue reading

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