American Dreams: Immigration & Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.
Part of the Exhibition American Dreams
Location: Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg
Admission: 10 Euro, DAZ members 7 Euro, students and trainee teachers free of charge
Register: Please register via firstname.lastname@example.org
While diversity can be seen as a cornerstone of the United States, the integration of many different ethnic groups into one American society is also one of the greatest challenges the U.S. has had to face throughout its history.
Dr. Ziegler-McPherson is a historian specializing in immigration, labor, and social welfare history, and also a co-curator of the American Dreams exhibit at Haus der Geschichte. She will provide teachers with valuable information on both the history and the status of diversity in the U.S. Participants will start off with a close look at theories of diversity and assimilation, followed by the history of immigration into the U.S. and the situation of the various ethnic groups.
The training will also cover the effects of immigration and ethnic diversity on contemporary American society and politics. The exhibition will be integrated into the training to illustrate the topic and show how it can enrich the teaching unit.