Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico

This Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico unit also includes:

What would you give up for an opportunity of a better life? Scholars investigate the experience of immigrating to the United States. Through video and first-hand accounts, they analyze the dangers, concerns, and fears that follow an immigrant's path to make the journey to America. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a guest speaker who has gone through the immigration and migration process in America (even a foreign exchange student can be of great value to tap into)—or find a video online to demonstrate this concept
  • Extend the activity by discussing current events of how the United States is dealing with migration and immigration issues right now
Classroom Considerations

  • Limit group sizes to no more than three with roles assigned to each member of the group

  • Excellent resources ready to go for teacher use
  • Lessons are printable in both English and Spanish for bilingual classrooms
  • Graphic organizer and map are printable and easy to use

  • None