New Curriculum: The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration

Posted by on July 21, 2006

How can teachers help their students make sense of the raging immigration debates? Rethinking Schools has just published THE LINE BETWEEN US: TEACHING ABOUT THE BORDER AND MEXICAN IMMIGRATION by Rethinking Schools editor, Bill Bigelow. The book incorporates role plays, stories, poetry, improvisations, simulations, and video to show how to engage students in thinking critically about immigration. The book explores the history of U.S.-Mexican relations and the roots of Mexican immigration, all in the context of the global economy. And it demonstrates how teachers can help students understand the immigrant experience and the drama of border life.

Ira Shor, who co-authored “A Pedagogy for Liberation” with Paulo Freire, says that, “Bill Bigelow has written a wonderful book on critical teaching, filled with examples, resources, and how to transform theory into practice. With ingenuity and integrity, Bigelow pushes to the limits of what’s possible in public education.” And Luis Rodriguez, acclaimed author of “Always Running,” says, “This is exactly what we need.”

For a limited time, when you place your order Rethinking Schools is offering $4 off the book’s regular price of $16.95. Simply visit our website, and click on the icon for “The Line Between Us.” You’ll find the book’s introduction, table of contents, additional information, and full ordering details.

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