Discussing Citizenship in the Classroom

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Discussing Citizenship in the Classroom

Wednesday, 4/18/18
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Type

Teacher Workshop
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA

As the news cycle continues to bring stories about how the U.S. government defines and controls immigration, there is debate about who should be allowed to become a citizen.  But what does it mean to be a citizen, and how do we test it?  Examine sources from the American past to see how citizenship has been defined and then participant in a public program with sociologist Dr. Faye Allard-Glass. She will lead an interactive workshop that has participants comparing their experiences with citizenship requirements here and in other countries. Can you pass a U.S. naturalization test?  Does it measure the qualities and knowledge you think citizens need?  Take away this new model for classroom discussion.