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Often, immigration is taught to students in a way that focuses on the history of immigration in the United States. Central to the development of our country and responsible for bringing people from all over the world to be part of communities across America, immigration is discussed with students mainly in the past tense.

For the third year, Norman Rockwell Museum is partnering with the Berkshire Immigrant Center to host a naturalization ceremony, to be held in the Museum’s galleries, held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings. This special ceremony presents a rare opportunity for families to support these new residents while using the event as a chance to discuss reasons why people might want or need to immigrate to America.

When students study immigration in the classroom, they often do so through an historical lens… but what about immigration in modern times? This Saturday, community members and students interested in developing a well rounded view of immigration can attend a naturalization ceremony in the Berkshires. By exploring modern immigration, students can develop an understanding of what immigration means in modern times…

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