When I teach Social Studies, my university level students learn of my original term that I call, "Potholder" topics: strands within the curriculum that are "too hot to handle" and require teaching with sensitivity and multiple perspectives. Visual art offers an opportunity for students to share their perspectives on situations that impact them across changing world contexts.
- Dr. Barbara Torre Veltri
"My parents, the majority of my friends, and their parents have migrated to the United States. Until November 2016, I had never experienced children asking me if their family will be deported, or why they are hated so much. I noticed that students became more anxious and scared. Teachers should talk about immigration and how this country was (and is still expected to be) a place for people to migrate to for opportunity and helping students feel more connected to our society by teaching the history of immigration to the United States. "
Maria H. 2017, Phoenix, Arizona