American politicians, and Americans themselves, refer to the United States as “a nation of immigrants”—a place where everyone’s family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has maintained that self-imagethrough the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of “inferior” races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave. It’s impossible to understand America today without knowing who’s been kept out, who’s been let in, and how they’ve been treated once they arrive. These 37 maps convey the hidden diversity of America’s immigrants.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android.
Founded out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, Triseum has developed an art history game, ARTé: Mecenas, in which students assume the role of a Medici and balance relationships with powerful city–states, merchant factions, and the Catholic Church or risk excommunication, exile, and bankruptcy.
Educators are invited to join advocates, researchers, and security experts in an interactive webinar on October 4, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) on “Immigration, Safety and Security,” hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute.