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- to three-day Coming to America workshops for teachers and students are also available.

Artist Background

Mimi Herman transforms lives. She is a Kennedy Center teaching artist, writer, and editor, and the director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute. Since 1990, Mimi has engaged over 25,000 students with writing residencies, as well as providing professional development for teachers, administrators, and teaching artists. Mimi is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and co-director of Writeaways writing workshops in France, Italy, and New Mexico. A North Carolina Piedmont Laureate and recipient of the United Arts Council Business Support of the Arts Award, Mimi is the author of The Kudzu Queen, A Field Guide to Human Emotions, Logophilia, and The Art of Learning.

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