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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 corridos, gets historical background through a PowerPoint presentation, and examines lyrics. Using primary source interviews, they write their own folk song and then read (or sing!) to the class. Sources, handouts, and the presentation are included.