Julia Alvarez

An interview sheds light on author Julia Alvarez's immigration journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States of America. Alvarez describes in detail how she felt creating a new home, what it was like to return to the Dominican Republic, and how she coped through the long transition. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Gather a collection of books written by Julia Alvarez; share excerpts or allow pupils to read on their own time 
  • Design a bulletin board that spotlights the contributions by the Hispanic population
  • Direct pupils to watch the video at home in preparation for a learning activity when they return to school 
Classroom Considerations

  • Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15th to October 15th
  • Use headphones if class members watch the video independently to reduce noise 
Pros

  • A link lists national standards for history
  • The video can be easily downloaded and shared
Cons

  • None