Julie Mann

Julie Mann has been an ESL and Human Rights teacher at Newcomers High School for over 20 years. She has been working with Facing History for almost as long, incorporating its content into her Human Rights program. She was a recipient of a 2011 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant.

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Facing History in an ELL Classroom

Posted by Julie Mann on March 29, 2016

 

My students are immigrants from over 40 different countries. Often, they have recently arrived to the United States, and are thrust into a new city, a new language, and a new culture. They live with caregivers they either have never met before or haven’t seen in years and live in less than ideal conditions. With this life experience, they bring a worldview that isoften wise beyond their years. Many of them know what it means to be a victim or live under an oppressive regime where they have no voice. And many are taking great risks and experience great loss.

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Topics: Teaching Strategies, Immigration, Teaching, Socratic Seminar, ELL

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