Latinos at the Ballot Box

Latinx people have had a profound effect on voting patterns, going back to the 1950s. Using video clips from the PBS series "Latino Americans," scholars work to assemble a timeline of the interesting history. Then, pupils consider the myth versus reality of the Latino vote in recent elections, such as that of Barack Obama.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Use lesson in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Extend the lesson by researching current voting trends of Latino Americans
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the Latinx Americans series from PBS

  • Links to resources include a vast array of videos and ideas for graphic organizers
  • Video clips are engaging for learners

  • Some material may need updating since the 2016 elections