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The Role of Borders in the American Empire

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas:  High School United States History  
Time Required: 1 week (5 45-minute periods or 2-3 90-minute block periods.)
Prepared by: Emmet O'Keefe; Chicago, Illinois (East Leyden High School)
Keywords: united states, borders, hegemony, empire, foreign policy, history, high school

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Immigration, A Never-Ending Journey

Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas:  Language Arts and Social Studies/History  
Time Required:  200 minutes
Prepared by: Daniel Jaramillo; El Paso, Texas (Del Valle High School)
Keywords: Immigrant, Migration, Assimilation, Language, Deportation, Border, Policy

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Community, Identity and Belonging in “Tell Me How It Ends”

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas:  English/Language Arts, Social Studies  
Time Required:  Four 40-60 minute class periods, plus time to work on an assessment.
Prepared by: Carlynn Houghton, The Chapin School, New York, NY
Keywords: Migrants, refugees, immigration, bilingual, interview, asylum, activism

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Life in the Desert Borderlands

Grade Level: 6-8
Subject Areas:  Spanish I (Introductory Spanish)  
Time Required:  Two 45-minute class periods
Prepared by: Bonnie Stevens; Kansas City, Missouri
Keywords: los sentidos, sensory, la frontera, el desierto, el español, the Chihuahuan Desert, Sonoran Desert, geography, borderlands, language arts

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The Dangers of Narrative Simplicity: Crossing Linguistic Borders in the Asylum Seeking Process

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas:  Spanish II or above (For IB: Spanish Ab Initio 2nd year, Spanish B)  
Time Required:  4-5 hours of classroom time plus 1-2 homework assignments
Prepared by: Andrew (Andy) Gorvetzian; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Keywords: narrative/narrativa, political asylum/asilo politico, migration/migración, indigenous groups/grupos indigenas

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