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New Movements For Social Justice: The Latino Struggle for Equal Rights
Students examine myths and stereotypes about Hispanic immigrant groups. They appreciate and share the strengths of their diversity and view films that challenge ideas about education and cultural values. They explore the Latino Rights Movements that took shape in the l960's and l970's.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 61 Downloads
The Craft of Writing through Narrative History
Third graders are introduced to the techniques of proper writing. After reading various biographies and autobiographies, they compare and contrast their own lives to the ones they read. In groups, they develop questions to interview one of their family members and individually write their own narratives.
3rd English Language Development 3 Views 18 Downloads
The Chicano Movement in California - Culture, Causes, and Community
High schoolers explore the culture and community of the Chicano movement in California using prints that emerged from the Chicano movement. The historical, binational, and bicultural components are examined in this three lessons unit.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 49 Downloads
In the Struggle for Equality and Justice for All
Students focus on the struggle for minorities rights. They describe the civil rights movement of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They trace the roots of the movement in the second-class treatment accorded many black Americans and describe attempts to correct unfair laws and customs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Amelia's Road: Teacher's Guide
Pupils complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Amelia's Road. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Performance Ideas: Theatre
Students study satirical and political theatre to learn how performing arts can be used for social change. In this theatre study lesson, students read about satirical theatre and create art from issues they see in their own lives. Students complete several activities to study the political theatre.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 67 Downloads
How the Great Depression Affected California and CÂ¿Â¿sar E. ChÂ¿Â¿vez
Fourth graders examine the effect of the Great Depression on California. After reading a summary, they discover how the depression and Dust Bowl led to the immigration of great numbers of farm workers into California. They also research how Cesar Chavez was affected by the two events.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Latinos Spice Up Melting Pot
Students investigate the history of early Hispanic workers in the U.S. They complete an online Webquest, explore various websites, read about Latinos in the U.S. today, view a mural, and answer discussion questions.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads
Latin Culture Through Art and Literature
Eleventh graders participate in a lecture on the history of Latin Americans and the role of Latin-American women writers. As a class, they read a story together and identify what lessons the narrator gained throughout the story. In groups, they examine the author's life and compare it to their own.
11th Language Arts 10 Views 37 Downloads
Introduction to Famous Americans
Third graders explore the life of George Washington. In this social studies lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation about George Washington and read a biography. Students sequence the events of Washington's life.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Literature Response for Home-School Connections:
First graders explore learning skills that can be practiced at home in the ten lessons of this unit. Oral reading, letter formation, fairy tale identification, and phonic awareness exercises are provided in this unit.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 55 Downloads
Children in the Fields: The Life of the Hispanic Child Laborer During California's Agriculture Explosion
Fourth graders examine the agriculture explosion in California in the late 1800's to the early 1930's. They analyze primary source material putting themselves into the shoes of a child laborer. They also gain an understanding of different cultures.
4th Science 8 Views 29 Downloads