Borders: Understanding and Overcoming Differences

Grade Level: 8-10
Subject Areas: Spanish and Social Studies
Time Required:  7-8 Class Periods
Prepared by: Kelly Mullen; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Keywords: Belonging, Borders, Chihuahuan Desert, Citizenship, Identity, Immigration, U.S.-Mexico Border

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Seeking Social Justice: A Research Project

Grade Level: 10
Subject Areas: Language Arts
Time Required:  4-6 Weeks
Prepared by: April McNary, Sunnyslope High School, Phoenix AZ
Keywords: Language Arts, Research, Human Rights, Social Justice, Writing, Oral Histories, Political Poetry, Protest, Reading, Violations, Activism

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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
Social Construction, Race, Heritage, Ethnicity, Alien, Belonging, Borderlands Region (USA), Citizenship, Identity, Immigration, Media, Migrant, Migration

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The Border's Alive!

Grade Level: 6 -10
Subject Areas: Language Arts and Social Studies/History
Time Required:
120 minutes
Prepared by:
Ignacio Martinez and R. Joseph Rodriguez from The University of Texas at El Paso
Alien, Belonging, Borderlands Region (USA), Chihuahuan Desert, Citizenship, Identity, Immigration, Media, Migrant, Migration, Treaty

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Intersecting Identities

Grade Level: 10 -12
Subject Areas: Language Arts
Time Required:
5-6 50-minute class periods
Prepared by:
Meredith F. Wales, educator at Skyview High School (Vancouver, WA)
identity, culture, multiculturalism, worldview, immigrant, intersectionality, belonging, poetry, analysis, animation

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UTEP NEH: 2021 Summer Institute for Teachers
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