If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Develop a better understanding of the decision migrants face when illegally entering the U.S.
Understand current and past U.S. immigration policies.
Develop an ability to make a clear and articulate argument with a thesis and text evidence, in both verbal discussions and written form.
Use textual evidence to support various argument and lines of thinking.
Develop presentation and time-management skills through long-term projects and presentations.