Indies UNITE! presents Warren Binford and Michael Garcia Bochenek
Saturday, October 16 at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT - Conversation and Q&A!
Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States
Join Indies UNITE! for this second event in the Hear Our Voices, Share Our Stories fall 2021 series, dedicated to children’s books fostering productive conversations on U.S. immigration. Ticket with purchase of HEAR MY VOICE, via either Bookshop.org or a local involved independent bookstore! A portion goes to Project Amplify. Professional educators and all interested encouraged to join!
Below are additional suggested resources for educators!
We hope you also consider buying any available books from your local bookstore, or from Bookshop.org.
Learning for Justice’s Classroom Resources (https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources) has a good cache of resources in various forms of multimedia (lessons, videos, articles, narrations, other presentations) that cover K-12 levels. Teachers can create an account for free and use the resources on this website to tailor a framework of lessons on a specific subject/set of subjects. The platform very easy to use.
“Julia Moves to the United States.” Grades K-5. “Julia Moves to the United States” is a nonfiction story written by Sean McCollum and published as a Perspectives for a Diverse America central text in 2013: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/texts/julia-moves-to-the-united-states
"Small Truths.” Grade K-5. These video excerpts are from the short documentary film Small Truths, directed and produced by Sarah Yuster and released in December 2014: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/texts/small-truths-the-immigration-experience-through-the-eyes-of-children
"Exploring Young Immigrant Stories.” Grade Level 3-5. This lesson helps students appreciate diversity among their peers and the diversity of immigrants all over the world. Through hands-on exercises, students will discover similarities and differences they share with other children: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/lessons/exploring-young-immigrant-stories
“Storycorps: Crossing the Border.” Grade 3-5. This text is a conversation between Blanca Alvarez and her daughter, Connie Alvarez. It was recorded for StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history organization seeking to collect and preserve the diverse stories of people throughout the United States: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/texts/storycorps-crossing-the-border
“La Linea.” Grades 3-8. This is an excerpt from La Linea, a novel written by Ann Jaramillo and published in 2006: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/texts/la-linea
“Immigration Myths.” Grade Level 6-12. In this lesson, students will deconstruct common myths about immigrants and the process of immigration in the United States. They will also have an opportunity to share their knowledge with the greater community: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/lessons/immigration-myths
“The Motivation for Movement.” Grade Level 6-12. In this lesson, students apply a geographer’s framework to the migration of women who leave Latin America and enter the United States without legal documentation. Students explore the motivation for movement among their peers and then compare their classmates’ experiences with those of some of the women profiled: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/lessons/the-motivation-for-movement
“Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice.” Grade Level 6-12. Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice is a series of 12 lessons. Each lesson focuses on a contemporary social justice issue: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/lessons/using-photographs-to-teach-social-justice
“Borders and Boundaries.” Grade Level 6-12. Photocopy or create a large map of the school, including the school grounds and the cafeteria. Then have students identify places that cliques or self-segregating groups gather: https://www.learningforjustice.org/classroom-resources/lessons/borders-and-boundaries