What is Borders to Bridges?

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What is Borders to Bridges: Creativity-Based Immigration curriculum guidebook

Borders to Bridges: Creativity-Based Immigration Curriculum Guidebook was designed to promote dialogue in schools and communities by engendering deeper understanding and discussion about immigration to counter the myths, bullying and fears that negatively affect our learning institutions, and engage students on issues that touch their lives and communities. Contributors include world-renowned educators, poets, artists and writers. The book will be piloted this fall in Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools K-12 with supervision and evaluation to prepare for national implementation. The Annotated Lesson Plans and Table of Contents is included here with five other sections listed below. These sections can be found under the Borders and Bridges tab.

  • Service Organizations

  • Videos

  • Arts: Books, Videos, Music, Journals

  • Teaching Resources

  • News


the Borders to Bridges: Creativity-Based Immigration curriculum guidebook:

  • promotes dialogue in schools and communities;

  • presents more than 50 practical K-12 lesson plans for interdisciplinary connections;

  • contains sections on Poetry, Prose and Short Fiction, and inspirational Personal Narratives to be used with lesson plans;

  • engages students with project ideas and activities using inter view techniques, role-play, creative writing, economic analysis, scientific exploration, historical and political research, mural painting, service learning, music, dance and graphic arts;

  • provides ideas for sharing information in community performances, exhibitions, art displays, and on public access television and social media;

  • connects with up-to-date resource lists of news articles, teacher guides, arts resources (books, films, videos, music, photography, media interviews), and service organizations working to further immigrant and human rights.