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BC: by Sarah Gates

FC: Key Concepts | Immigration | White Privilege | Differentiated Instruction

1: Immigration | From the beginning, the United States has been a country of immigrants. Western Europeans came and took over, expecting the native people to change their entire lifestyle to fit what they expected. Over the decades, immigration has overcome many changes, looking very different than it did 300 years ago. From the Mayflower to Ellis Island and now deportations papers, immigration is a widely debated topic. | The United States has a long history of discrimination in immigration. Just after the United States become a country, the Naturalization Act of 1790 was passed that limited immigration to any free white person. About 100 years later in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed that prohibited certain laborers from entering the country. This act was reestablished in 1885 and 1887. In 1892, Ellis Island was established.

2: At the beginning of the twentieth century, more rules and regulations were placed on immigration. Starting in 1903, special rules were placed on immigrants coming from Mexico. For a country that used to own part of the United States, the Mexican people have had a difficult history becoming U.S. citizens. Between 1917 to 1924, many laws were passed that limited the number of people coming from different countries and completely banned all immigrants coming from Asian countries except Japan. It was not until 1968 that all restrictions were lifted on Asian immigration and people coming to American could no longer be discriminated against. | Even though there are laws against discrimination, immigrants face much prejudice in this country. It is very ironic that people against immigration would not live here if it was banned even 100 years ago. Many states are even trying to pass laws about immigration, which is supposed to be a federal matter. | States with pending laws about immigration.

3: Where would we be if our ancestors had not immigrated? | The Face of America | There are millions of immigrants living in this country and despite what people and Congress think, they are not going to leave and make up a vital part of this country.

4: White Privilege | What is white privilege? A set of advantages that are given to people who are part of the majority and dominant group. These opportunities and privileges are often invisible. ~the Un-Fair campaign | How blind society can be to the truth.

5: I don't have to worry about being late or chewing with my month full and have people blame it on my race. I can get help and not have to worry I will be denied anything because of my skin color. | I can apply for a credit card and not worry about being denied because of my race.

6: Historically, this country has been overrun with white privilege images. | Will a crayon box ever hold all these colors?

7: Differentiated Instruction what it is not... | -Same expectations for all students -Giving students the way to find the answers instead of letting them find their own solution -Same learning materials for everyone -Whole group instruction all day

8: What differentiated instruction is...

9: The teacher plans for the diverse needs of the students. The teacher considers learning styles, ability levels, and background experiences. The teacher motivates the students, takes in physical considerations, and plans a student-centered classroom. Each student is respected for his/her needs and differences.

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