Mexican American History Teacher Resources

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Native Americans: Thematic Timeline

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Native American history instructional activity, students follow the provided directions to create their own interactive timelines featuring resistance struggles of the tribes.
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Politics in a Multicultural Context

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the multicultural context of the political development of North America in the 1840s and the significance of the Mexican War on the political boundaries of the United States and Mexico.
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Chapter 12: American History

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Short and to the point, these slides cover some basic points about life in 19th centrury America. Topics such as Texas Independence, the California Gold Rush, and the Oregon Territory are briefly mentioned, and some of the facts are hard...
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The Embodied Presidency Wilson

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students take a closer look at U.S. intervention in Mexico. In this 20th century history instructional activity, students examine primary documents to consider why the United States entered the Mexican War and then write DBQ essays on...
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Manifest Destiny and the U.S-Mexican War: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine why the concept of manifest destiny was important to Americans. They research perspectives on the Mexican War. They participate in a debate with their classmates.
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Voting Rights History

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why is voting so important, anyway? Learn more about the importance of exercising a right for which so many men and women marched, fought, and legislated with an interactive timeline activity.
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History of the Americas – Mexican Revolution

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Mexican history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Tragic Ten Days of the Mexican Revolution.
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American Indian Reservation Controversies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the history of government relations, policies and experiences with American Indian peoples. Using the internet and other sources, young scholars research reservations, past and present. Given a real word problem,...
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Revolutions in Latin America (19c - Early 20c)

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The history of the Latin American revolutions - and the philosophies behind them - is the focus of this comprehensive presentation. From the theories of the European Enlightenment, to the Revolutionary Wars of America and France, Latin...
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Using the Web To Study History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the history of Mexican-Americans in Texas. They view and discuss photos on the Russell Lee website, explore the website, and answer worksheet discussion questions.
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Comparing Visual Interpretations and Actual Events: War & Battle

For Teachers 7th
A Venn Diagram is used to compare artistic and historical representations of a single event. Young analysts view the provided images, read textbook descriptions, and discuss the validity of each representation in terms of bias and...
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Juan Seguín

For Students 4th - 12th
Juan Seguin was unsung hero of the fight for Texas independence. An interesting video uses interviews with experts to explain the role Juan Seguin played in the fight for Texas independence. Young scholars also learn Juan Seguin's role...
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Reading the Coyote School News: Lives of Ranchers in Southern Arizona

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the effects of Mexican-American ranching on life today.
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The Journey for Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the African-American Civil Rights Movement to the Mexican-American struggle. In groups, they examine the historical information surrounding each event. Students participate in a role play modeling...
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Baltimoreans in the California Gold Rush

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the reasons for migration to California during the Gold Rush.  For this American History lesson, 11th graders read letters about the opportunities and obstacles people faced.  Students create a map of migration...
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Murals: Historic Walls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Mexican history in murals. In this visual arts lesson, students research the artistic style of Mexican murals and the artists that create them. Students then present their research findings to their classmates and write...
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Masculine Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What were the driving forces behind American expansion in the nineteenth century, and what were its effects? Scholars watch a video, read biographies, engage in discussion, write journals and poetry, draw, and create a multimedia...
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Trouble in the Fields: Mexican Migrant Workers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students become curators and museum reviewers for an online gallery using a selected group of primary sources on Mexican migrant workers. They share and reflect on their own and each other's ideas though participation in an on-line...
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Lincoln's Spot Resolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the controversy and varying points of view leading up to the 19th century Mexican War. They research examples of anti-war movements throughout history and write editorials about their findings.
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Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo

For Students 4th - 12th
An interesting video uses photos and interviews to explain how American settlers coming to Californiafor the gold rush treated Californios and Mexicans. The resources focuses on one Californio, Mariano Vallejo, and his struggle to...
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Mexican-Americans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how the Mexican-American culture developed in Los Angeles. They explore the past, present and future of Mexican-Americans in LA and present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
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Exploration and Colonial History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the economic, social and political aspects of California. They locate numerous settlements throughout the state and compare the reasons why people chose to settle in California. Using the events of the Gold Rush and...
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The Spanish Entrada

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Arizona history worksheet, students read a 5 page selection that includes primary sources about time periods in the state's history. Students then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the selection.
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Entering the World Stage

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this American imperialism worksheet, students review a chapter as they define 5 vocabulary terms in their own words, eliminate 4 false statements, and identify 2 themes from this era of growth and challenge in America.

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