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Is Migration a Human Right?

In our rapidly changing world, engage your students in civic learning and cultural inquiry by framing the study of migration through the lens of human rights and global competencies.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen (StoryCorps)

Make Thanksgiving a meaningful celebration by inviting your students to participate in this nationwide oral history project, which is supported by NPR and StoryCorps at the Library of Congress, where interviews can be posted.
NCSS members can help us create a collection of 2016 NCSS living-memory narratives by reminding their students to tag their Great Thanksgiving Listen recordings with the keyword "NCSS."

Connecting with the Indigenous: Global Citizens Take Action

This project teaches global competency by raising students’ awareness to issues of ethnocentrism and discrimination, while also emphasizing the importance of a culturally and ethnically diverse society. Learn how to engage students in gathering research, evaluating evidence and communicating conclusions with the goal of taking informed action.

Engaging the Community: Building an Oral History Program

Using a Vietnam oral history project as a reference, this session will engage teachers in learning how to construct an oral history program, including ways to involve the community in the process and creating a product for the public.

Reconceptualizing the Teaching of Mexican American Contributions in U.S. History: A Case Study on Mendez v. Westminster

Reconceptualizing the Teaching of Mexican American Contributions in U.S. History: A Case Study on Mendez v. Westminster

This presentation focused on how to teach the contributions of Mexican Americans in historically and racially complex ways. Using Mendez v. Westminster as a case study, we explored: 1) Mexican Americans unique racial status in the U.S. 2) how school district officials used loopholes to segregate Mexican American students, and 3) how Mexican Americans challenged those legal loopholes.

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