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Global REM Curriculum Modules

This resource is a documentary film about global labor migration from developing countries to developed ones at the end of the 20th century. Its goal is to encourage critical thinking about the influence that global capitalism has on local economies and individual decisions to migrate.
This resource couples a visual and descriptive map of urban ethnic enclaves with an oral interview by an immigrant growing up in New York City. Its goal is to provide different ways of "mapping" or understanding life for immigrants living in cities at the turn of the century.
The goal of this resource is to stimulate critical thinking about how immigration relates to demographic change and shapes national identity. This resource includes two documents: one is written by a senior Japanese immigration officer who discusses Japan's immigration policy options, and the other is written by a Harvard professor who questions the influence of Hispanic immigrants on the United States.
This resource includes memoirs of two women who were forced to flee civil conflicts in their countries. The goal is to further the understanding of how men and women experience political and religious exile differently.
This resource includes a handbook and report related to contemporary debates about women migrants and sex. Its goal is to complicate stereotypes that depict women migration who engage in sex as either victims or agents.
The following sources include a poem and newspaper article that deal with contemporary issues of migration and foodways. Its goal is to examine food as an assertion of ethnic identity and as a site of cultural exchange and contestation between countries and people.
This teaching module explores the migration of Muslims to Europe and the history of immigration and citizenship policies in European countries.
This resource compares four different world maps. Its goals are to encourage critical thinking about maps as representations and to show how maps influence the ways in which one conceptualizes the world.
This resource reprints European engravings of "Amerindians" in colonial New Spain and New Portugal. Its goal is to explain how ideas about race contributed to European justifications of conquest and colonization.
The following sources include a news report in 2007 on Iraqi refugees in Sweden and interviews in 1998 of Hmong refugees living in Minnesota. Its goal is to explore the refugee experience, both from an international or geopolitical perspective and from a personal standpoint.

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