Our curriculum addresses the absence of post-Ellis Island immigrant narratives and histories in school classrooms nationwide, and reflects the demographics of post-industrial cities like Newark, where post-1965 immigrants from around the world co-exist with the descendants of multiple waves of migration from Europe and the American South. We are currently collaborating with Schools That Can, The Newark Trust for Education, and Newark Public Schools to develop high school curriculum. The curriculum is supported by the National Geographic Society, Express Newark, and the Newark Board of Education.
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In collaboration with Rutgers-Newark faculty we create high school and college classes that serve as a research and development lab for the project.
Module 1: Who Are We the People?
The U.S. Constitution was enacted in 1787 in the name of “We the People of the Unites States.” But who are “We the People” today?
Module 2: The Great Migration in a Global City
Explore the impact of the Great Migration, and the complex relationship between African Americans, Ellis Island immigrants, and the post-1965 wave of immigrants from around the world in the global city of Newark.
Module 3: The Multicultural Society
Explore the cultural impact recent immigrants have had on American society through food, sports and art.