Vanishing Borders: Project Immigration

It’s a busy month at New Tech High @ Coppell for Mrs. Boyd and myself. The Rookies are investigating the question: How could immigration reform affect “us”? 

They started by viewing the two films The Other Side of Immigration and They Come to America. After viewing these two perspectives, learners participated in a Harkness Discussion to address the driving question.

Further research included reading various immigration poems for push/pull factors, issues surrounding immigration, and the immigrant experience. Learners also read and shared findings of various articles and created Found Poems using these texts.

KQED’s DO NOW is focusing on immigration this week so learners responded to articles and other postings from people around the country. 



This all culminates in learner-produced short films. Selected films will be chosen to represent NTH@C in the Thirteenth Annual Media that Matters Film Festival.


Overall, not a bad way to spend April!!! Can’t wait for them to finish their films!!!

Enrique’s Journeyisms

According to Sonja Nazario, there are roughly 48, 000 children who enter the US from Central America and Mexico illegally without a parent. Two-thirds of those will succeed past US INS. Counselors in a Texas detention center estimate that of the children they serve, 75% are looking for their mothers.