Valeria Alvarado, creator of "We, Too, Are America," shared her story of coming from Mexico to the United States as a child and her dedication to share stories of people within the undocumented, refugee, and immigrant community.
Students used a digital mindmap website to brainstorm ideas for their final products aimed at helping immigrants and refugees in Houston.
Students participate in book clubs to enhance their understanding of the immigrant and refugee experience. This helps them make more connections to what they are learning.
Holocaust Museum Houston's outreach program shared what emigration during the Holocaust looked like. Students were able to study their universe of obligation and how that relates to refugees, read the powerful book "The Whispering Town" by Jennifer Elvgren, read anti-Jewish laws that were in place during the Holocaust, and color butterflies as symbols of hope.
Danielle Amoah, from Refugee Services of Texas, spoke with students about the challenges that refugees face in Houston, and gave students advice on how to tailor their projects to best help immigrants and refugees.