Story of the Month
August
Image from the film Making it in America.

Making it in America

Making it in America

The short film Making it in America documents the life and worldview of a Salvadoran immigrant and her experience transitioning to life in the United States. Alma Velasco fled to the U.S. as a teenager during the Salvadoran Civil War. She works in a clothing factory in Los Angeles, striving to build a future for her children.
Lesson Plan

The Power to Persevere

In this lesson, students analyze immigration in connection to the phrase “the land of opportunity” and explore the themes of dedication and commitment.