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Facilitator's Guide: Spare Parts

Information for facilitators of the First Year Reading Program, Summer 2018.

Facilitating Discussion of Spare Parts

Welcome! Here you'll find guides and information to help you lead discussions of Spare Parts for Stevens' First Year Reading Program (2018).

Please also give a look to the Spare Parts Student Guide (linked to the left, or find it at to find more information about the students of Spare Parts, the book, and related issues.

If you have any questions regarding the First Year Reading Program, please contact Kristie Damell, Associate Dean of Students, at or 201-216-5679.

Note: The students have been instructed to watch a series of videos on U.S. immigration policy and related topics to inform their reading of the book. The videos are included below so that you can incorporate them into your discussion with the students.

Image source: Macmillan Publishers

Teacher's Guide

FYRP at Stevens

Facilitating Discussion

Stevens Resources

The First Year Reading Program at Stevens:

Stevens and DACA

Videos: U.S. Immigration

U.S. Immigration: From 1790 to Today (NPR, May 2018)

Where are the U.S.'s unauthorized immigrants from? (NPR, Sept. 2017)

Immigration Reform 2013: In Las Vegas, Obama Gives Speech on Plan (New York Times, Jan. 2013)

Video: DACA

DACA, Explained (Vox, Sept. 2017)

Video: Undocumented Children

Undocumented and Underage: The Crisis of Migrant Children (Vice News, Aug. 2014)

Videos: Sanctuary Cities

How Sanctuary Cities Actually Work (Vox, Apr. 2017)
Why Sanctuary Cities Aren't Safe Under Trump (AJ+ (Al Jazeera), Feb. 2018)

Videos: Undocumented College Students

Illegal (Dir. by John X. Carey, 2012)

Georgia's Underground University for Undocumented Students (New Yorker, May 2017)