Side by Side: DACA and Related 2017 Legislation


Thanks to  Screenshot 2017-09-20 13.11.02for sharing this side by side chart covering: DACA4 BRIDGE Act (H.R. 496) 5 Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act (H.R. 1468) 6 2017 Dream Act (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440) 7 Hope Act (H.R. 3591) 8.

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What Does DACA Mean?




DACA RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS: Organizations, Books, and More


Many educators are faced with anxiety and fear among their immigrant populations. How can educators learn more about the situation their families are in and how can they prepare?  Here are resources for schools at


Many teachers in recent days have asked Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project for resources relating to DACA and immigration. We’ve compiled a short list below:

“Qué es Deportar? Teaching from Students’ Lives” by Sandra Osorio:

“Deporting Elena’s Father” by Melissa Bollow Tempel:

“Who Can Stay Here? Documentation and Citizenship in Children’s Literature” by Grace Cornell Gonzales:

“Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers” from the NEA:

“U.S.-Mexico War: ‘We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God’” — reading by Howard Zinn; teaching activity by Bill Bigelow:

A great list of books for teaching about immigration:

How Can You Help Your DACA ELs and Families to Feel Safe?


Essential info for schools.  Read If DACA Ends, Here’s What The Program’s Recipients Need To Know About Their Rights at

US Culture: Telling Others Using Languages Other Than English to Go Home


What if someone lives and works in the USA and is told to “go home” and leave the USA?  What if children are born here but speak a different language at home?  Should they “go home” somewhere outside of the USA?  This is a daily scenario for many in the USA.  Read more about it in Latinos Can’t ‘Go Home.’ They Are Home at

28 Tweets That Capture the Struggles of Latinos Who Aren’t Quite Fluent in Spanish


Fun readings providing insights:

Why it Matters That We Pronounce and Use Students’ Names Correctly


Read What Does It Mean When Your Teacher Changes Your Name? at

It always shocks me how many of my friends and their children assume a “US” name because they don’t trust that others will use their names correctly.  I also find it interesting how children pick a name.  A Chine friend, for example, picked “Sunny” because she wants others to feel that she bring a warm and sunny disposition to her surrounding.

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