August 21- August 25, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Event Fee: $650.00
Registration Fee: $50
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
What does it mean to be an American? Who may become an American? In this seminar from Facing History and Ourselves, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American. The seminar will highlight the experiences of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to the present and raise questions about tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship.
Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, civics, American studies, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week Facing History unit.
In this seminar you will:
• Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills.
• Explore resources that will enable you to create a four-week or longer unit on immigration using Facing History’s case study, “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience,” and infuse it into your U.S. history or literature curriculum.
• Receive a free copy of Facing History’s study guide, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.
For questions or to register by phone, please contact Lin Yongqiang at 212-744-8181 ext. 141 or by email at [email protected]
The Confucius Institute at China Institute ([email protected]) and the various programs it offers are made possible through the generous support of the Confucius Institute Headquarters – with additional support from other private and public foundations.