A very large group of private non-profits and public agencies began Immigrant Heritage Month in 2013.

For this year, they’ve begun an “I Am An Immigrant” campaign, which you can read about at NBC News and learn by watching these videos:

This particular new campaign encourages people to post images of themselves online saying they are an immigrant, so that may not work for most teachers and classes.

However, the idea of Immigrant Heritage Month might work as a jumping-off point to discuss immigration issues.

You can find additional resources at:

The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States

“The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents”

The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families

The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges

The Best Places Where Students Can Tell Their – And/Or Their Families – Immigration Story