Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books


In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children’s literature.

The workshop will feature the work of this year’s Honorable Mention book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh and Commended Title Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage young readers with the complexity of immigration as it relates to family, education, and identity. In addition, Teaching for Change staff will introduce a lesson on Central America.

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The fee is $25 and all participants will receive breakfast, teaching resources, and a book. The workshop will be at Busboys and Poets (14th & V). Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

The workshop is Friday, October 3, 2014. Learn more and register here.

Posted Friday, September 12, 2014 |

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