Class site: Curie
Class tittle: Las poblaciones marginadas - la experiencia inmigrante
What are some immigrant groups in the U.S., Latin America and Spain? What are some issues that immigrants face in their new homes? What is the immigration process like in different countries? Why do people immigrate to other countries? How are different immigrant groups similar and different? How do different immigrant groups contribute or cause harm to the society in their new homes? Are all immigrant groups valued in the same way by different countries?
Students will interview someone who has immigrated to the U.S. and present his/her story using an appropriate format. *student choice in interviewee, with some options provided *student choice in format of project (diary, timeline, blog, video, podcast, zine, etc.)
Summary of projects
1. Students will listen to example interviews about immigration from vientemundos:
a. Una vida al servicio de los migrantes – https://www.veintemundos.com/magazines/145-de/
b. La odisea “extranjera” de los cubanos – https://www.veintemundos.com/magazines/159-fr/
2. Students will reflect on the interviews in groups with peers
a. Why do people immigrate to other countries?
b. What is the immigration process like in different countries?
c. Are all immigrant groups valued in the same way by different countries?
3. Students will determine who they will like to interview who has immigrated to the U.S.
4. Students will determine the format they will like to present their interview.
5. Students will need to research and prepare their questions before the interview.
6. Students will need to research how to present their work in the format they chose.
7. Students will conduct the interview and take notes, while documenting the interview.
8. Students will present their work to their peers during class.
Materials and Equipment
computer projector speakers examples of different formats for students to create their interviews notebook pencils
National Museum of Mexican Art Curricular Unit on “An Immigrant's Perspective” http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/immigrants-perspective Yollocalli’s worksheet from Chicago Slices presentations about Immigration https://docs.google.com/a/nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/document/d/1O72zW0Gevy8WfyzH9UJjyS3l4Nu6V_spVtHlsx5VoLg/edit?usp=sharing Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition “What We Hold” https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/75 Latino USA podcast search - Immigration http://latinousa.org/topics/immigration/
Art discourse best practices
How does the format of an interview change the meaning? What questions help develop a good interview? How do we critique emotional work about culture and family? How do we critique work that may not be strong in presentation but deep in meaning? Can process have more value than final presentations? How can we present the process of work?