Education Resources on Immigration, Immigrants and Anti-Immigrant Bias

  • For Educators
    For Parents, Families, and Caregivers
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The following education resources include lesson plans, children’s books, teaching tips and strategies, discussion guides for parents/family members and civil rights resources to help educators, parents and family members, and others provide background and address the topics of immigration, immigrants and anti-immigrant bias and discrimination.

Lesson Plans

Resources for Educators, Parents and Family Members

Children's Literature

Amina’s Voice

While Amina, a Pakistani-American middle school student, grapples with questions of friendship and identity, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. This book highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together.

Gaby, Lost and Found

When Gaby Ramirez Howard starts volunteering at the local animal shelter, she takes special pride in writing adoption advertisements. Gaby is in need of a forever home herself because her mother recently was deported to Honduras.

Same Sun Here

With honesty and humor and narrated in two voices, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions.

The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat brings many changes for Pacy: her best friend moving away, dealing with the prejudice directed toward a new student from China and learning to face some of her own flaws.

Civil Rights Resources

Mainstreaming Hate: The Anti-Immigrant Movement in the U.S.

Anti-immigrant fervor, once relegated to more extreme quarters, has been increasingly mainstreamed over the last ten years.  Over the last two years, with the advent of a new administration focused on much stricter immigration policies and complementary executive actions, anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment has made life substantially more difficult for all immigrants. Read ADL’s latest report.