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Coming to America

Coming to America

Your students arrive in America in 1901 with nothing but a steamer trunk and their dreams, and discover how to live in a new country without losing their own cultures. As we immigrate, we will integrate, bringing social studies and ELA to life through poetry and drama, and providing your students with a deep understanding of the process of becoming an American.

One- and two-day Coming to America workshops are also available.

Artist Background

Mimi Herman has taught over 25,000 teachers and students to fall in love with writing and integrate the arts across the curriculum. Mimi is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, director of the UAC Arts Integration Institute, the 2017 NC Piedmont Laureate and co-director of Writeaways workshops in France, Italy, New Mexico and North Carolina. The author of Logophilia and The Art of Learning, her poetry and fiction have been published across the country.

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