Matthew Green

Matthew Green runs KQED’s News Education Project, an online resource for educators and the general public to help explain the news. The project lives at kqed.org/lowdown.

Weren’t the Pilgrims Refugees Too?

Regardless of where you stand on the question of admitting Syrian refugees into the United States, there is a certain undeniable irony in watching this heated political debate unfold during Thanksgiving, a national holiday centered around (symbolically, at least) concepts of gratitude, benevolence and coexistence.

How A 50-Year-Old Immigration Law Helped Change the Face of America [Interactive Map]

Teaching suggestions Ideas provided by Jessica Tyson, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Oakland Technical High School Ask students to choose two different decades on the map or the timeline below it, and describe the population change that occurred between them Have students research and come up with an explanation for this change. What … Continue reading How A 50-Year-Old Immigration Law Helped Change the Face of America [Interactive Map] →