“We the people”: Migrant Waves in the Making of America




Tucson, AZ


July 10-21, 2023


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



Explore migration as a constant in U.S. history through a focus on the untold and silenced stories that are often left out of traditional narratives. Teachers will read young adult literature, visit museums, interact with scholars and authors, and engage in hands-on inquiry. We will first immerse ourselves in a case study of Arizona, the last continental state added to the union, to examine the histories that have been erased and to experience humanities research strategies. Teachers will then use these research strategies to plan a study of silenced stories in past and current waves of migration in their states.

Project Director(s)

Carol Brochin; Leah Durán; Kathy Short

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Thomas Sheridan; Patricia Preciado Martin; Michael Engs; Alyce Sadongei; Anita Huizar-Hernández; Julie Kasper; Joan Sandin; Luis Carlos Davis; panel of young adult authors

Grantee Institution

University of Arizona

Funded through the Division of Education Programs