Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century
Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century
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Annotation: What does it mean to be an immigrant today? This title explores the history of immigration and the U.S. immigrant experience through the perspectives of immigrants, citizens, policy makers, and border agents.
Catalog Number: #6587954
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Nomad
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Chapman, Richard,
Pages: 120 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-619-30763-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-619-30763-6
Dewey: 304.873
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
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Covering a broader time period than the name suggests, the Inquire & Investigate Social Issues of the Twentieth Century series (4 titles) offers facts, historical perspective, and useful suggestions for young people studying key issues in America today. The writers encourage further study and thoughtful consideration of their books' subjects, which have all seen shifts in political rhetoric and public perception over time. Besides presenting each topic, they challenge readers to engage in critical thinking and consider questions from various people's points of view. The illustrations include many photos as well as cartoons. The books' large format accommodates a good deal of information in the very readable main texts, while side margins carry related pictures, vocabulary features, and brief introductions to noteworthy figures and events. Immigration Nation looks at procedures and varied views on U.S. immigration today, as well as personal stories and statistics showing changes over time. Well organized information and practical help for students researching significant social issues.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-118) and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: 1080L

What does it mean to be an immigrant today? Has the immigrant experience changed since the last century? Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century invites middle and high schoolers to explore the history of immigration in the United States, along with immigration law and statistics through the perspectives of immigrants, citizens, policy makers, and border agents. For more than a century, an immigrant from France has stood vigil in the New York Harbor. At 350 feet tall, with a majestic spiked crown upon her head, a tablet of laws clutched in one hand and a torch held aloft in the other, the lady is hard to miss. She cries out to the world, "Give me your tired, your poor...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Millions of immigrants have answered the Statue of Liberty's call, passing over, under, or through the Golden Door to become Americans. However, on the eve of its 250th birthday, the United States is in the middle of an identity crisis. Should this land of immigrants open the door open to outsiders, people hungry for opportunity and desperate for freedom? Or should the country shut the golden door, barring entry to all but a select few? And what does it mean to be an American? How citizens answer these questions in the early twenty-first century will determine the future of America's identity. Immigration Nation includes critical-thinking activities and research exercises to encourage readers to dive deep into the topic and consider viewpoints from many different identities. Interesting facts, links to online primary sources and other supplemental material, and essential questions take readers on an exploration of the past, present, and future of immigration. Immigration Nation is part of a set of four books called Inquire & Investigate Social Issues of the Twenty-First Century, which explores the social challenges that have faced our world in the past and that continue to drive us to do better in the future. Other titles in this set are Gender Identity, Feminism, and Race Relations. Nomad Press books integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning as opposed to teacher-guided instruction. This student-centered approach provides readers with the tools they need to become inquiry-based learners. Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. As informational texts, our books provide key ideas and details from which readers can make their own inferences. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.


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