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This New Yorker animated video might provide a powerful language experience for English Language Learners to watch and then write about what they saw, as well as potentially connect to writing about their own immigration experiences.

However, it could also trigger traumatic flashbacks, too.

As I’ve done in the past (see Reading & Writing About El Salvador With Salvadoran Refugees), I don’t think you’d want to show this without checking in with students privately ahead of time to see if they would be interested in seeing it.