Borders Near and Far: A Global and Local Investigation of Borderlands

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas: Language Arts 
Time Required:  120 minutes
Prepared by: Marty Frazier; Hathaway Brown School
Keywords: US-Mexico Border, Identity, Mexican-American History, Urban/Suburban borders, Yuri Herrera, Immigration Policies, Immigration Debate

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Border-Crossings: Engaging and Connecting Across Differences through Oral History

Grade Level: 12
Subject Areas: English Language Arts
Time Required:
15 weeks; Assumes 50-minute class periods meeting 5 days/week
Prepared by: 
Elizabeth Hetzel and Stanley (Stan) Lau 
Keywords:
Active listening, Community, Diversity, Empathy, Field Work, High School, Identity, Interview, Neighborhoods, Oral History, Primary Research, Research

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Border Policy, Race, Culture, and Binationalism

Grade Level: 6 -12
Subject Areas: World History, (AP) U.S. History, (AP) Government, English
Time Required:
 150 minutes (3 class periods)
Prepared by:
Adrian Jurado, Del Valle High School, Del Valle Texas
Keywords:
Social Construction, Race, Heritage, Ethnicity, Alien, Belonging, Borderlands Region (USA), Citizenship, Identity, Immigration, Media, Migrant, Migration

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Border crossings: Exploring the U.S.- Mexico Borderland Experience / Cruzando Fronteras: Una exploración de la experiencia migratoria entre México y EE.UU

Grade Level: 8 (in a FLES program) or a High School Spanish 1 or 2 class, depending on the time of year and level of students.
Subject Areas: Spanish Language Arts/Humanities
Time Required:  This unit could last approximately 6-8 lessons depending on length of classes and level of students.
Prepared by: Talía González; New York City, New York
Keywords: border, borderlands, frontera, migration, immigration, migración, inmigración, crossing, cruce, resistance, resistencia, desierto, desert

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¡Que Rico! The El Paso Food Scene

Grade Level: 8
Subject Areas: Spanish
Time Required:  3-5 Days
Prepared by: Christa Toohill; Bedford, Indiana
Keywords: Border, Food Studies, Culture

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