Created by Facing History and Ourselves
- “No Human Being Was Born Illegal” video
- Easel paper
- Internet access to explore www.wordle.net and www.tagxedo.com, as well as niot.org/nios
- What strategies might students use to address these issues?
- What are the risks, if any, to taking these steps?
- What challenges might students confront?
- What would “success” in addressing these issues look like? How could “success” be measured?
- What resources do students need to be successful?
- What might be the consequences of doing nothing?
Word clouds/walls -- Illegal, Immigrant, Undocumented, Upstander, Tolerance, Bigotry, Inclusion and Exclusion are some terms students can define before and after watching the film. Word walls or word clouds can help students present their definitions. (Websites such as www.wordle.net or www.tagxedo.com can help students create word clouds.)
- What were students responding to in this video? What problem were they trying to solve?
- What did they do? What strategies did they employ? What community or school resources did they draw from?
- What risks did they take? What challenges did they confront?
- What do you think of their response? What did they accomplish?
- What advice would you offer these students? What could be some next steps these students could take to further address this problem?
- What more do you want to know about this situation? If you had the opportunity, what would you want to ask the students in this video?
- What do you think the new immigrants gleaned from this experience? How could this project be expanded and deepened?
Levels of questions -- Here is an example of the kinds of questions you can use with this strategy:
- Level one: What were students responding to in this video? What action did they take?
- Level two: What do you think of their response? In what ways was it effective? What else could they have done to address the problem they saw in their school or community?
- Level three: What power do you think young people have to change attitudes and actions? What gives young people power? What limits the power of young people to create change?