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The Newest Americans curriculum, developed by the Rutgers Center for Migration and the Global City, Talking Eyes Media, and VII Photo, is a multimedia, project-based, civically engaged curriculum for high school and college students. The curriculum addresses the absence of post-1965 immigrant narratives and histories in classrooms and reflects the demographics of post-industrial cities like Newark, where immigrants who have arrived in the past 50 years co-exist with the descendants of multiple waves of immigration from Europe and migration from the American South. This project involves three partners: The Center for Migration and the Global City, which will oversee professional development for Newark high school teachers and the curricular components; Talking Eyes Media, which will oversee digital media training and support for teachers and students; and Cornwall, which will oversee project research and evaluation.