Forgotten Voices: The Bracero Program

Grade Level: 6 -10
Subject Areas: Language Arts and Social Studies/History, Science
Time Required:
50 minutes
Prepared by: 
Kaye Mullins and Gordon Hultberg from El Paso, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah
Bracero, Migrant, Migration, Discrimination

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Somos nuestros cuentos: Leyendas, historias orales, e historias personales que forman nuestra identidad en el mundo

Grade Level: Spanish II or higher with modification
Subject Areas: Spanish 
Time Required:  6 weeks (or 4 weeks if not including Extended Learning component)
Prepared by: Kate Hoin; Troy, Michigan
Keywords: History, historia, Oral History, historias orales, Braceros, Detroit, Spanish Language, ​El ​español​, Advanced Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Texas History (Spanish), la historia de Tejas, Preterite/Imperfect tense, Past Tense, el pasado

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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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The Journal as Border: Bridging Vision and Voice

Grade Level: 9 -10
Subject Areas: Poetry/English Language Arts and Studio Art
Time Required:
10-12 50 minute integrated lessons
Prepared by: 
Linda Okoth and Gordon Hultberg from Herndon, Virginia and Salt Lake City, Utah
poetry, sensory, food, illustration, observation, media, Southwest, Pat Mora, imagery, communication, journal, identity

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Smokestack Memories: A Borderlands History During the Gilded Age

Grade Level: 7, 8 and 11
Subject Areas: Social Studies/U.S. History/Texas State Social Studies/A.P. U.S. History
Time Required:
3-90 minute classes
Prepared by: 
Francesca Alonso and Joseph “Joey” Louis Leff; El Paso, TX 
Immigration, Assimilation, Gender, Borderlands History, Industrialization, the West, Labor

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UTEP NEH: 2021 Summer Institute for Teachers
(915) 747-7054

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