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Cover Story

Who Belongs Here? Teachers As Cultural Brokers
By Todd R. Nelson

It's commonplace to say, "We are a nation of immigrants." We can all tell our family story as a story arc that originates somewhere else on the planet. Many of us are several generations away from the actual immigrant experience; some of us are new arrivals. We forget the strength of our history, and how to embrace it. After all... What is an American?

It's an engaging complication that even school children can investigate with greater vigor and clarity than the pundits and fulminators and bloviators of the news cycle. At one of my past schools we called this Project Acceptance, in which 5-8th graders focused on the experience of immigrants, or new Americans. For several weeks, our students even used an on-line forum to share their opinions about a common set of readings. I recommend author Margy Burns Knight who wrote, Who Belongs Here? the story of a young Cambodian boy refugee living in the U.S. I recommend Katherine Applegate's book, Home of the Brave, the story of a Sudanese refugee boy in Minnesota. I recommend Allen Say's Grandfather's Journey, to name but a few....

From the Teachers.Net Community

IMHO: Why Education Reform Efforts Haven’t Amounted to Much

By Teachers.Net News Desk


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What do you think?
Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Add your comments following the essay.

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The reforms are …

Printables: US Flag (Blackline), First Grade Memory Book

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Two handy printables created by teachers, for teachers!

Britain and the American Civil War

By Teachers.Net News Desk

During the Civil War, both the Confederacy and the Union tried to curry favor with Britain in order to support their respective causes. This online exhibition explores these relationships through …

Today is…Special Days in May!

By Ron Victoria

New Book: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Choose a Career, Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Manage Your Money, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The Bigs is Ben Carpenter’s first-hand account of his life’s journey that started with a tumultuous, and at times frightening, childhood of frequent moves and the downward spiraling of his …

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.5 May 2014

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Who Belongs Here? Teachers As Cultural Brokers
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