We The People: Migrant Waves in the Making of America





June 21 - July 2, 2021 (2 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




Through a case study of Arizona, the last continental state in the union, educators will explore the stories often left out of U.S. history to examine the influence of continuous waves of migration on the making of America. The institute is based in interdisciplinary pedagogy through intersections across children’s and young adult literature, primary sources, social science research, and hands-on inquiry. Participants will apply the inquiry strategies from the case study to research migrant waves in their own states and develop curricular plans. This institute will be held in Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures.

Project Director(s)

Kathleen Short; Carol Brochin; Leah Duran

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Carlos Velez-Ibanez; Thomas Sheridan; Alyce Sadongei; Jill Koyama; Luis Carlos Romero; Patricia Preciado Martin; Michael Engs; Joan Sandin

Grantee Institution

University of Arizona

Funded through the Division of Education Programs