Days to Launch 🚀

We'll be launching this course on January 25, 2024 at 4:30PM EST with a live session! We'd love to see you there.

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Course Outline

    1. Introduction

    1. Review & Introduction to the 1965 Immigration Act

    1. Introduction to the First Days Project

    2. Rita & Aysha's First Day Stories

    3. First Days Project Website

    4. Rita Avashia's First Day Story

    5. Aysha Kloub's First Day Story

    1. Model of Sharing a First Day Experience

    2. Interview Practice

    3. Note-catcher for Interview Practice

    1. Resources

    2. Lesson Plan for Activity (with objectives, outline, and standards)

    3. "Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America" & "Educator Companion for 'Our Stories'"

    4. More Lesson Plans: "South Asian America in the Classroom" and "Revolution Remix Lesson Plan"

    1. Reflection for Workshop #2: Immigrants' First Days in the Country

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Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America

A first-of-its-kind book that narrates diverse South Asian American experiences from the 1780s to the present day.

💙 For Educators Only: As a token of our appreciation for all that you do, we are offering a special discount on our paperback version. Email [email protected] to learn more!

💡 Educator Resources

From discussion guides to in-depth lesson plans, we have a variety of materials for your classroom!

All of our resources were thoughtfully crafted in collaboration with dedicated educators. To partner with you in the classroom, we're delighted to offer all of the digital versions for free.

Meet Eqbal Ahmad ⭐️

The inspirational teacher featured in the photos

Born in Bihar in the early 1930s, Eqbal Ahmad lived a life that criss-crossed the globe; he was a journalist, an activist, and in the words of Noam Chomsky, a “counsellor and teacher.” When asked by the journalist David Barsamian on what he tells his students, Ahmad responded: “I don’t tell them anything. I think that my life and my teachings all point to two morals: think critically and take risks.”