Mexican American History Teacher Resources

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Mexican American Labor in the U.S.

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how the United States historically shifts policies toward Mexican and Mexican American laborers to acquire cheap, temporary labor. In this US History lesson, 9th graders research the history of immigration from...
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History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
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Identity Questions: Mexican-American and African-American Quests for Identity in the 19th and 20th Centuries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the identity issues of Mexican Americans and African Americans. In groups, they analyze the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Great Migration and how it affected each group. To end the instructional activity, they...
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Mexican Americans Role In The United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the role of Mexican Americans in the history of the United States. They use the information to answer guided questions. Students conduct class discussion about the varying roles of Mexican Americans. Also they write...
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And Justice for All: The Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Native American displacement, deportation of Mexican Americans, and Japanese internment are the focus of this history resource. It includes learning objectives, a materials list, key terms, related sources of information, an anticipatory...
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Latino Expression

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much of your daily life is influenced by Latin American music? Take a listen—the answer may surprise you! High schoolers keep a journal to note any instances they see Latino culture represented, including the media, their school, and...
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The Media and the War: Is the Media Part of the Story?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The media is supposed to report the news, but can the media affect the events occurring in the news? Explore the ways the media has influenced world events in the last few centuries with a study of the Mexican-American War, the...
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Evaluating Historical Sources on Juana Briones

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most have never heard of Juana Briones, the incredible woman who came to own property and divorce her husband in 1850s California. Yet, her relatively unknown life reflects the historical dynamics of the American West, particularly those...
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The Media and the War: Soldiers Find a Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prior to the Mexican-American war, citizens had only heard updates about the battlefield from the United States government. But with the expansion of media publication in the nineteenth century, individual soldiers were able to reach out...
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And Justice For All: The Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils examine the many times in U.S. History in which a group of people were displaced. As a class, they discuss the differences between immigration, deportation, resettlement and internment. Using the internet, they research the...
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Traveling Through Mexican History

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders visit a number of websites to study early Mexican history. They create a three-page PowerPoint presentation and use the title pages to design a timeline.
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Viva Cinco de Mayo

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration Mexican independence, but they're incorrect. Learn about the battle of Puebla and the victory of General Zaragoza with a short reading passage that includes comprehension and vocabulary...
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The Media and the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did the media affect the perception of the Mexican War? Middle schoolers discover how the newspapers had an impact on the war itself and how accurate the information actually was. They view a video clip and answer questions to end...
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The Mexican-American Influence on the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the influences of the Hispanic groups from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. In groups, they research the history of Mexico and read excerpts from a book in Spanish to practice their vocabulary. To end the lesson, they...
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Animal Stories

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze paintings to discover the stories they tell. In this Mexican American artist lesson, students break into groups to answer questions about the paintings. Students watch video clips of the artists discussing their artwork...
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Writing Exercises: Latin American Independence

For Students 9th - 11th
Budding historical analysts take to describing the road to Latin American independence. They'll respond to three writing prompts which require them to describe or analyze specific events in Latin American history. 
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Mexican and American Views of Texas

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the territorial status of Texas in 1830, 1840, and 1846 and interpret an historical timeline. They develop a general statement of Mexican and American views of Texas.
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Corridos About the Mexican Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the meaning behind Mexican corridos. In this Mexican Revolution lesson, students discover details about the war and its leaders as they read, analyze, and write their own corridos.
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Nos Creemos Americanos: Braceros in History and Song

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Mexican folk songs offer an authentic look at WWII immigrant workers. This study of the U.S. Bracero Program sets historians up with context information so they can write their own corrido. The class reviews themes and formulas of...
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War & Expansion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American...
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Mexican American Labor in the U.S.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the history of immigration, particularly from the perspective of Mexicans and Mexican Americans. In this Mexican American labor lesson, students research questions from the perspective of an assigned group. Students...
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The Alamo Crossword Puzzle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Sort out who's who from the Battle of the Alamo with a helpful crossword puzzle. Complete with 20 clues and names, the resource helps history learners identify the major players in a pivotal moment in American history.
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Fighting for Democracy, Fighting for Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the contributions of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Mexican Americans in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the treatment of the ethnic groups...
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Paper Weaving

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Practice the native concept of weaving with traditional classroom items. Using assorted colors of construction paper, your class will simulate how to weave. This is a great activity to connect to a Native American, Mexican, or other...

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