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ERIC Number: EJ754805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Our Country of Many People: The Ever-Changing Mosaic--An Anti-Bias Unit of Immigration
Ghattas, Jacqueline; Moretti, Adrienne
Childhood Education, v83 n2 p98-I Win 2006
Immigrant children can find it especially difficult to establish their place in the classroom community. As children of immigrants, the authors have experienced, first hand, the difficulties that one faces when placed in a new culture and have seen how this aspect of their backgrounds affects them and their families. Consequently, they created this anti-bias unit on immigration to facilitate better communication among children of different cultures, to increase awareness and understanding, and to ensure that classrooms are safe and inclusive environments. By focusing the unit on immigration, teachers can help all students understand the concepts of inclusion, freedom, and global awareness. This 2nd-grade unit will help students face these challenges and find acceptance in the classroom. A major goal for this two-week unit is to help students embrace their surroundings while maintaining their home cultures. The authors have chosen four "big questions" that they feel achieve the goals of this unit and suggest activities through which the teacher can address the concepts addressed by these questions. (Contains 2 resources and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A