L’Expérience d’un immigré

Courtney M. Armstrong, French, Jay M. Robinson Middle School

Final Unit (PDF)

Implementing Common Core Standards (PDF)

200 Word Synopsis

After an in-class conversation on immigrants and the reasons why people immigrate, it was obvious that an in-depth study on this particular populace would be beneficial both for teachers and students.  During the conversation, a number of questions about immigrants arose.  Such questions included:  What is the immigrant experience like?  Who immigrates?  Once immigrants arrive at their destination, what challenges do they face?   In seeking answers to these questions, I have decided to create this unit based from my research and understanding of immigrant experiences.  My hope and goals for this unit are twofold:  first, students will be equipped to critically think and linguistically function as immigrants to France; and second, students will become more aware of and sensitive towards immigrants and their experiences.