Mexican American History Teacher Resources

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Is the Media Part of the Story?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the role of the media in public opinion. They use the internet to research when the media has had an impact on war. They write an essay about their research and any conclusions they have made.
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The Hispanic Experience in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the experiences of thousands of Hispanics during World War II. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they work together in groups to research more in depth their different experiences. They compare...
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Ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. They design a model of a ranching village with a fortified compound. Students visit a historic ranch and attend a rodeo. They examine the cattle trails of the United States...
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Border Forum

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students read, analyze, and synthesize news reports on a current border issues. They prepare an oral presentation and written support documents which must clearly and accurately explain an issue to an audience which may be unfamiliar...
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John Brown, Then and Now

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify some of the ways that the raid at Harper's Ferry influenced the Civil War. They articulate the different ways that people though about John Brown in the 1800's and how his persona may or may not have changed...
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Stolen Property or Finders Keepers

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the questionable acquisition of priceless artworks gained as spoils of World War II. They become investigators and reporters looking into the matter of ownership of the world's greatest art.
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Border to Border

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars use the Internet to gather information on the country of Mexico. They also discover the culture of their people and compare them with the United States population. They take a virtual tour of some of Mexico's most...
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A Child's Journey through Medicine

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students experience a variety of activities that relate to human physiology and their functions. They create graphs and charts after testing their heart rates and blood pressure They conduct a survey of the student body and create ...
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La Ropa, Spanish Fashion Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare clothing and activities typical in America to that of Spain and Mexico, identify articles of clothing in teacher's suitcase and determine which decade they represent, repeat Spanish vocabulary words that are...
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A Child's Journey Through Medicine

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the symptoms of asthma. In this biology lesson, 5th graders draw and label models of heart and lungs. They conduct a survey on asthma and construct graphs based on result.
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Halloween Art Lessons: Explore the Mystery of Masks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Halloween art projects take a mysterious turn as students discover the mystery and magic behind mask traditions around the world
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Social Studies: Community Posters As Art

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine posters as art and create their own examples featuring locations or events from their community. They display their works in their schools and discuss their cities and school environments in a live chat setting with...
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California Mission Slide Show

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the details of a California Mission. They design a slide show to present their research.
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Day of the Dead

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Day of the Dead, also called "Dia de los Muertos," which is a holiday (or festival) celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and other areas in Central and South America populated with the Latino ethnic background.
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"The Circuit" and the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast concepts of the civil rights movement to the concepts presented in the short story, "The Circuit." In groups, they sort a series of ideas written on index cards into two categories - rights and freedoms. ...
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Escandon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students focus on the expeditions of Jose de Escandon, who colonized the area known as the Seno Mexicano. The activities included in the lesson are designed to increase student comprehension.
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Los Californios

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the culture of Los Californios through primary sources. They examine maps and draw timelines of California historical dates. They investigate deeds and s of ranches and simulate property transactions.
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New Movements For Social Justice: The Latino Struggle for Equal Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine myths and stereotypes about Hispanic immigrant groups. They appreciate and share the strengths of their diversity and view films that challenge ideas about education and cultural values. They explore the Latino Rights...
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Cultures of the Continent

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the various cultures of North America. They examine the differences and similarities between an immigrant's homeland and the culture of Central Kentucky. Students discuss strategies to make the transition easier for...
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The Chicano Movement in California - Culture, Causes, and Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the culture and community of the Chicano movement in California using prints that emerged from the Chicano movement. The historical, binational, and bicultural components are examined in this three lessons unit.
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WHAT IS JAZZ?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore the life of a jazz musician.
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Legends and Myths: Trickster Tales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in groups to research the characteristics of various myths and legends. They read tales, illustrate them, record oral storytelling efforts and write an original folktale. Students then invite parents to a dramatic...

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