E-Portfolio Projects

A Place That is Not Home: Understanding the Immigrant Experience

Grade Level: 10 (recommended for Honors Class)
Subject Areas:  English Language Arts (and has a fiction, non-fiction, and writing emphasis)
Time Required: 8 weeks 
Prepared by: Rosanna Orta; Phoenix, Arizona
Keywords: Business, Border Barrier, Border Wall, Connotation, Diction, English Language Arts, Crowdfunding, GoFundMe, Politics, Rhetoric, Intertextuality

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WeBuildtheWall_Diction

Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas:  English Language Arts, Business  
Time Required: 50 minute class period
Prepared by: Tara Partow; Gallup, New Mexico
Keywords: Business, Border Barrier, Border Wall, Connotation, Diction, English Language Arts, Crowdfunding, GoFundMe, Politics, Rhetoric, Intertextuality

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The Collision of "In-Betweenness"

Grade Level: 8-12
Subject Areas:  English Language Arts, Humanities  
Time Required: 3-10 lessons (flexibility built into plan)
Prepared by: Trevor Munhall; Lawrence, Massachusetts
Keywords: belonging, borderlands, Chicanx, exile, Gloria Anzaldúa, in-between, Latinx, mestiza, migration, nepantla

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A “Festering Plague”?: The Dirty History of El Paso’s “Disinfecting” Stations

Grade Level: 9-11
Subject Areas:  History/Humanities
Time Required:  One 60-minute class period (with homework)
Prepared by: Lena Papagiannis; Boston, Massachusetts
Keywords: counter-narratives, historical thinking skills, sourcing, corroborating, DBQ, document-based question, eugenics, racism, Nativism, border policing, border security

Lesson One and Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2, and Worksheet 3 and Lesson Two and Materials 
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Change and Continuity: Policing the Borderlands

Grade Level: Best suited for high school students, ideally Juniors and Seniors that are already familiar with historical thinking skill of Change and Continuity 
Subject Areas:  US History, Chicanx/Latinx History, Ethnic Studies, Government
Time Required: 2-3 weeks
Prepared by: Becky Villagrán; Berkeley, California
Keywords: Mexican-American War, Treaty of Hidalgo, Texas Rangers, Border Patrol, policing, police brutality, white supremacy, internalized racism, racial profiling, borderlands, political cartoons, change and continuity

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