In order to effectively teach the patterns of conflict involved immigration, I have used technology in three different ways; through a short Prezi presentation, an interactive game, and two short videos concerning the differing views of immigration by the two leading candidates in the upcoming Presidential election. By providing a variety of learning materials, my students stay interested and engaged throughout the lesson. According to “Instructional Technology and Media for Learning,” text in the Enhancing Learning with Text and Visuals chapter; not only do a variety of visuals engage students. Visuals also assist in making theoretical ideas more solid, motivate learning by holding their attention longer, and lastly, a variety of visuals assist in remembering content; they hear the information from the teacher, and see it/read it with the visual content. For all of these reasons, new information is easier for students to comprehend using visual content. Rachel Radar’s Prezi presentation, ‘Immigration in the USA,” is packed full of essential information for the students to learn in order to truly understand a brief timeline of the history of immigration in the United States. By including this …show more content…
This game not only refreshes students’ minds and gets them excited, it also teaches them what immigration was like in the turn of the century. This technology benefits the students because it engages essential problem solving skills that come with mastery of this subject. These students have to truly understand the content learned in ‘Direct Instruction’ in order to do well in this interactive game. “From Ellis Island to Orchard Street,” also helps myself, as an educator, because it teaches the students what I have taught them, for a second time-which further drives home the
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What should be done about immigration reform? This topic is important because as seen on TV a lot is being discussed about what should be done about immigration reform. Another reason why we should care about immigration reform is, someone we know directly or someone we know trough a friend might be getting deported and that person needs support from family and support networks. I will explain three main points about why I support immigration reform: The first main point is, Immigrants with no criminal backgrounds should not deport. Second one is, if someone is being deported that person’s family should not be separated, the third one is the term Immigrant should be defined. We should care about this topic because not all immigrants are harmful;
A child reunites with his or her mother for the first time in forever, put yourself in their shoes and imagine what it would be like. How would you feel? Immigration has been an important and frequently debated topic in the U.S. because of many people migrate here legally and illegally and the effects it has in the country, but first what is immigration? According to the Oxford dictionary, Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. In the last few years, a lot has changed with the Immigration policy in the United States. According to American Immigration Council (AIC), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members (AIC, 2014). Everyone has different opinions about the change, but I am more interested in the reason behind why people migrate to United
Obama Administration proposed what is called Comprehensive Immigration Reform. It is composed of six sections aimed at fixing the current immigration system. It includes enhanced border enforcement, interior enforcement and the most controversial section; an amnesty program to legalize undocumented immigrants. In other words, it creates a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants that is fair and feasible. Many argue that even though Comprehensive Immigration Reform is good for America because it addresses important issues like creating a committee to adopt the number of visas available to changing economic times, preventing people from working without permits and creating programs aimed at helping immigrants adjust to life in America. Yet it rewards violators of current U.S. laws who entered the country illegally, and those who entered the country legally but overstayed their visas. Opponents of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal claim that immigrants have a negative impact on the economy; overwhelming social services of many states, and posing a threat to American workers as a result of big corporations exploiting immigrants with low wages and poor working conditions. With the recent economic downturn and the severe recession that hit the U.S, many individuals blame immigrants for their economic misfortune and lack of employment. For both the opponents and proponents of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposal, for the millions of the undocumented immigrants and their families, and lawmakers; immigration has become an emotional political issue. Despite the resistance of many, America should embrace comprehensive immigration reform.
The United States’ government instilled a closed door policy with the creation of many immigration laws in an effort to make America a melting pot of similar ethnicities. However, the prejudice of American society that was enforced by immigration policy forced immigrants to form their own communities for the purpose of survival and protection, turning America into a mosaic of different cultures. The Burlingame Treaty of 1868 and Naturalization Act of 1870 both created a false image of acceptance for immigrants while simultaneously restricting immigration. The United States’ government only began clearly restricting immigration with the Page Act of 1875 and Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Gjerde, Jon. Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History: Documents and Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Print.
America is known for being a ‘melting pot’ when it comes to diversity. There are so many people from so many different countries residing in the United States today. America was actually founded by immigrants that migrated to the Western continents in search of freedom. That was the mentality that America was founded on yet today, immigrants coming to America in search of freedom or refuge are not being welcomed. The undocumented immigrants that are already residing in the United States continue to fight to keep their life here with their family and community where they feel safe and at home. Unauthorized Immigrants living in the United States today, who contribute to our society, our economy, and our work force should not be deported.
In recent discussions, the topic of immigration and the fundamental question of what is to be done with immigration? has been circulating in many american homes today, especially the closer we get to election day. As David Cole puts it in his essay Five Myths about Immigration “But just as in the 1850’s, passion, misinformation, and shortsighted fear often substitute for reason, fairness, and human dignity in today’s immigration debates”(185). Despite misconceptions of immigrants, Cole believes that immigrants positively affect society in several ways. In addition, Cole challenges and questions the beliefs of others in his essay. Whereas, Victor Davis Hanson’s essay Our Brave New World of Immigration focuses
Some countries of Latin America such as Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama have been experienced economic problems the past years. Since there is no way to solve that problems, people have to migrate to another country such as the US because they are looking for a better life. They pick the United States because it is one of the most stable, well organized and safe country in the world. For those reason Latinos decided to move to the US, however, moving to the US is not an easy decision to make because Americans are not familiar with Latino immigrants due to problems that they have been had with Mexicans, so Americans established many rules that make immigrants get in troubles if they do something stupid when they try to enter in
The stories “A Quilt Of A Country” and “The Immigration Contribution” both have their similarities and differences when it comes to diction. Diction is a writer’s choice and arrangement of words and phrases. “A Quilt of a Country” seems to be more abstract to me than “The Immigration Contribution.” I am going to compare the dictions of the two stories in this essay.
This past April (with Sinclair), I traveled to Nogales, Mexico to study immigration issues around the border. Staying with a local organization, I experienced the borderlands first-hand, walking the same trails that immigrants walk to safety and hope. The experience changed my perspective of the Spanish culture and humanity in-general.
I am glad that I chose this class because I learned many things about immigrants that I never even knew about. The articles, movies, and short clips that Professor Allen showed us made me look at the society differently and got a better view on what immigrants face in their daily lives. The most interesting part about this class was the movies and documentary he showed us. In the documentary, The experiences that many people shared was extremely emotional. They are all incredibly strong, if I were in their shoes I wouldn’t know what to do. All in all, this class really opened my eyes.
“Us Immigration Policy: What Should We Do?” History and Current Issues for the classroom. Watson Institute for International Studies, Oct 2007. “Web. 29 June 2012.
The ongoing immigration and refugee crisis refers to the massive influx of Latin Americans into the United States and of Middle Easterners into Europe and other respective Western Nations. The purpose of this research is to demonstrate the undiscussed negative toll upon the environment as a result of this immigration.