Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. the impact of past and present racial concerns and how these movements have changed American society and history
  2. the resources that are available to teachers in dealing with the influx of new immigrants or ethnic groups that are struggling to assimilate into American sch
  3. why it is important for our nation to foster a better learning environment for all groups of people, regardless of their color, last name, and ethnic group
  4. the most troubling aspect of race relations that we currently see within American society and the problems that have occurred between minorities and police in cities like Baltimore, Chicago, and New York
  5. how the political process of this current election has hurt the perception of open immigration to this nation, the views of elected officials, and the beliefs of Americans
  6. why many Americans are concerned to accept immigrants from warring nations like that of Syria and how parts of immigration is tied to the national security of this country
 

Understand

  1. the importance of government legislation in aiding immigrants that are currently trying to assimilate into American society
  2. why it is vital for our schools to have programs to foster a greater sense of unity amongst all of our students - regardless of race and ethnic groups
  3. how the court systems have reacted towards the negative racial tensions between racial incidents and the police
  4. the national concerns of drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, lack of a college education, and opportunities that are and have been seen on reservations
  5. the challenges that inter-racial couples and families endure within American society
 

and Be Able To

  1. determine the impact of race relations and the inequalities that are still seen in this nation as we live in the 21st Century
  2. analyze the struggles that immigrants endure on a daily basis and their goals of attaining the “American Dream.”
  3. describe the national concerns of racism and hatred that has recently been seen through the views of the most recent election
  4. understand the issues of security that have been widely spoken about over the creation of a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico
  5. determine the ethnic and religious tensions that are widely circulating within the United States against groups that are seen as threats to our nation, not potential citizens.
  6. identify if all groups of people regardless of race, ethnic, religious or economic backgrounds are entitled to the same college opportunities within this nation.
  7. explain the massive resentment that has been shown towards Moslems, Sikhs, and other groups that have been verbally and physically assaulted

and much, much more!

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