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Identity and Belonging in the History/Social Science Classroom: What is the Name, Face and Story of Our Students?

June 29, 2020 to July 2, 2020
Identity and Belonging in the Social Science Classroom
California-Southern

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Course Type:
Seminar
Event Fee:
$0.00
Registration Fee:
$25.00

Identity and Belonging in the History/Social Science Classroom: What is the Name, Face and Story of Our Students?

The seminar fee of $450 has been entirely underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Two USD university credits will be available for seminar participants. 

What does it mean to live on this land? Who may become an American? What is the Name, Face and Story of Our Students? In this seminar, presented by Facing History and Ourselves and OCDE, participants explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of migration and how it has shaped the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of, and in response to, immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American. The seminar will use a central case study of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to today to look for resonance with experiences that Orange County students face in our multiple and intersecting communities.

#Latinx #VietnameseAmerican #Refugee

#Woman #KoreanAmerican #ArabAmerican #PersianAmerican #Enrique's Journey

#bracero #NativeAmerican #Japanese American

In this seminar, participants will: 

  1. Explore a wide array of Facing History resources, including curricular texts, film, literature, and historical sources

  2. Receive copies of: My Part of the Story and Becoming American: The Chinese American Experience

  3. Recognize the contributions and experiences of individuals whose migration stories have brought them to the US and California in particular

  4. Explore historical and current events related to migration with attention to the CA History/Social Science Framework themes of Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship

  5. Put current debates around immigration into a larger historical context

  6. Shift from the “debate” of current issues to thoughtful, reflective inquiry for understanding.

After the seminar teachers will become part of the Facing History educator network with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

 

This seminar is particularly relevant for high school and middle school teachers of US History, English/Language Arts, Ethnic Studies, and government. It will also be valuable for any teacher seeking to better understand the historical context and legacy of migration and the impact that may have on their students.

 
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
June 29, 2020 - July 2, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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