Engage with World Refugee Day 2021 in Your Classroom

World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20th. This year’s theme is “Together we heal, learn and, shine.” It was first celebrated in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and brings attention to the ongoing plight of refugees and what can be done to help … read more »

Beyond the Oregon Trail – Using Simulations in the Classroom

Do you remember playing The Oregon Trail game? For some students, it was the first opportunity to virtually experience the life of pioneers as they searched for a better life in Oregon. Players select from different options, including the traveler’s profile, date of departure to head west, money spent on goods, and more. Throughout the … read more »

Immigration: Let’s Get Personal

On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was unveiled. This gift from France symbolizes the commitment of the two countries during the American Revolutionary War. Almost immediately, the statue became the symbol of America’s willingness to take in immigrants from around the world, and Ellis Island became the gateway for over 12 million people … read more »