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.
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.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.