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  • Grades 9-10

Humanizing Immigrant Stories

Lesson Details

OBJECTIVES
In this lesson, students will:

  • Learn the general history of immigration to the U.S. from Castro's Cuba
  • Write an imagined dialogue
  • Gain insight that can inform their thinking on current debates about how the U.S. should treat immigrants

GRADE LEVELS: 9-10

SUBJECT AREAS

Research Skills, English/Language Arts, Global Studies

MATERIALS

  • Film clips from Voices of the Sea and the equipment to screen them
  • Hard copy handout or Internet access of general history of Cuban immigration (see links below)
  • Internet access for research

ESTIMATED TIME NEEDED
One class period plus homework

About the authors

Faith Rogow

Faith Rogow, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin, 2012) and past president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She has written discussion guides and lesson plans for more than 250 independent films.