We The People: Migrant Waves in the Making of America

10/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

This two-week institute for K-12 professionals explores the history of the U.S. through a case study of Arizona, the last continental state added to the union, through a focus on the continuous waves of migration throughout its history. We will explore stories often left out of traditional narratives of U.S. history, which is usually rooted in the thirteen colonies and so erases the experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color. Through interactions with narratives, authors, scholars, and museum collections, participants will gain knowledge and strategies to support their classroom teaching as they use inquiry strategies experienced in the Arizona case study to research migrant waves in their own states during the institute.