Journey from Mexico

An interview with Victor Villaseñor details his family's journey from Jalisco, Mexico to El Paso, Texas. Brought on by the Mexican Revolution, Victor and his family decided to make a new home in the United States of America. The path to the Ameican Dream was not an easy one. Discover how the Villasenor's made a prosperous new life. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Accompany the video with several books and articles—have pupils visit the library or search online to heighten interest 
  • While learners watch the video, direct them to take notes and jot down questions, conduct a grand conversation to discuss what they saw and answer questions 
  • Play the video during Hispanic Heritage Month which goes from September 15th-October 15th 
Classroom Considerations

  • A note of caution warns viewers of the violence and disturbing images in the video—preview the video first to confirm that it is appropriate for your pupils  

  • Clickable links allow users to easily share and download the video 
  • The video consists of old footage and actors reenacting scenarios 

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