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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teacher Tuesday: Why We Came

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Learn about the new exhibit Why We Came: The Immigration Experience, our new Immigration Tour, and bringing the content back to the classroom.

Immigration is a major topic today in politics, the news, and the TEKS. This workshop for educators will explore the subject of immigration and provide teachers with a wealth of lessons, resources and strategies to help their students grasp these difficult concepts, and ultimately better prepare them for the STAAR tests. Participants will get a first look at the Institute’s new Immigration Tour and a behind the scenes look at the interactive exhibit on immigration entitled Why We Came: The Immigration Experience, opening March 30, 2013.
The Why We Came: The Immigration Experience exhibit, the Immigration Tour, and the accompanying education materials feature activities and lessons on push-pull factors, geography and map reading skills, immigration and migration vocabulary, the process of immigrating to the U.S. and naturalization, the impact immigration has on the economy and society, and analyzing primary and secondary sources as well as graphs, charts and statistical data.  All educators and school leaders are welcome, but social studies teachers (all grade levels) and team leads are especially encouraged to attend. Participants will earn two CPE credits.
$15 per session for non-members
$10 per session for members
Packages available
If you can't make it to the museum, join us via video conferencing from your school or regional service center. 

For more information call 210-458-2281

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