The book assigned to this issue is Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe. It follows the story of four high school students whose parents entered this country illegally from Mexico. All four of the girls grew up in the United States, and want to live the American dream, but only two have documents. As the girls attempt to make it into college, they discover that only the legal pair sees a clear path forward.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Content Article (11/25)
Illegal Immigration pages 6-14
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This documentary by Juan Gonzalez was released in 2012. The film examines the role of the U.S. military and economic interests in Latin America. It discusses the unprecedented surge of migration from those nations and it links this exodus to the present massive Latino population in the United States and the current immigration crisis
Watch this Video on Being an Immigrant (11/18)
Perspectives on Immigration (11/24)