The GC-Immigration Working Group is proud to present Project Big Apple Bites. In the fall of 2013, we hit upon the idea of creating videos with included lesson plans as an educational resource for teaching immigration. Since then, our new videographers have been hard at work taping, editing, and preparing materials to post. There are multiple ways that this site may be used by students, educators, and the general pubic.
We have four video shorts that reflect the specific interests of our researchers. The videos deal with topics ranging from ethnic identity, cultural diversity, intermarriage, to the limits and promises of technological innovations to serve immigrant populations.
Each video is also associated with lesson plans to assist instructors in using the video shorts in the classroom. Each plan includes prompts to help introduce the video’s main topics/themes, questions to assess comprehension and facilitate discussion, as well as resources for further reading and research. Finally, each lesson plan includes two separate plans: one for college courses and one for advanced high school classes. Although the lesson plans were designed with educators in mind, all are invited to make use them in conjunction with the videos.
This project has been made possible through a generous grant from the Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF) of the University Advisory Council on Diversity at the City University of New York (CUNY) and through additional funding from the Doctoral Student Council (DSC) at the CUNY Graduate Center.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Richard Alba who served as the project’s faculty sponsor.
We welcome comments and suggestions to this project. Please use our contact page to leave us some feedback.