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Education Program Announces Release of New Teaching Guide
12/14/2004 11:30 AM

With 500 copies of the first edition sold to groups, organizations, schools and teachers all over the United States, the Education Program of Minnesota Advocates is excited to announce the release of its new 2004 edition of Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America.

The teaching guide contains easy-to-read charts, tables, graphs, maps, firsthand accounts, and role playing activities to convey important information about immigration.  It is designed with lessons and interactive activities to teach about immigration in classes discussing current events, civics, economics, geography, history, law, social studies, art, literature and several other subject areas.  The lessons can be used independently or as part of a larger unit on immigration. 

Volunteer teachers worked with Minnesota Advcoates staff and interns throught 2004 to put together this dynamic teaching guide, which would be a valuable learning tool for middle school students through adult audiences.

The new edition contains helpful additions and changes, including:

  • An easy-to-read format, full of dynamic lessons that can be used independently or as part of a larger unit on immigration
  • New interactive lesson ideas and engaging handouts
  • A new Midwest and Minnesota focus!
  • Updated statistics and glossary of terms
  • An appendix with suggested reference books, children’s books, websites, films, and many other resources related to immigration
  • Newly created Lesson Eleven, which explores emerging issues facing immigrants since September 11, 2001

For more information or to download the teaching guide free of charge, please visit our Energy of Nation webpage. To order the curriculum, visit our Education Program Publications page.