Teacher Training: The Melting Pot – Multiculturalism in the U.S.
Chris Ziegler- McPherson, Bremen
The United States has long described itself as a “Melting Pot,” a nation created by the blending of many people from around the world. But few people are clear about what they mean when they use this term, and the phrase has often been controversial and rejected as being either inaccurate or culturally offensive and oppressive. What do we mean when we say “America or the United States is a melting pot”? Where did this phrase come from and how has it changed over time? Is this term even accurate in describing American society and immigration history? This workshop examines these questions and theories of assimilation and pluralism in the U.S. by using historical cartoons from the 19th and 20th centuries. A sample lesson plan and suggestions of how to use this material in the classroom is included.
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