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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 
*Please note that only Lesson One can be displayed--to view Lesson Two please download.*


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

Download Full Lesson Plan  
*Please note that some lessons are available through Google Drive*


Lives on the Line: Listening to Voices from the Borderlands

Grade Level: 9-12 
Subject Areas:  Language Arts or History
Time Required120 minutes
Prepared by: Kimberly G. Kim; San Juan Capistrano, California
Keywords: border, borderlands, narrative, legislation, storytelling, monologues, poetry, migrant, immigration, identity, native american, stories, storytelling

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*Please note that only Part One can be displayed--to view Part Two, please download full lesson plan.*


Construction of Ethnic Identities and Recovering Cultural Memory through Muralism in the Borderlands

Grade Level: 9-12 
Subject Areas: Spanish Language Arts, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Social Studies
Time Required:
5 blocks of class instruction, 90 minutes each
Prepared by: 
 Mary Aebischer, Las Lunas, New Mexico; Francisco Becerra, San Mateo, California
Keywords:
Muralismo, mural, identidad, historia, frontera, Nepantla, bilingüe, bicultural, binacional, conflicto cultural, insolación, segregación, marginación

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Bilingualism, Binationalism, and Bilteracy through José Antonio Burciaga

Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas:  Spanish Language Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies  
Time Required: 450 minutes
Prepared by: Ricardo Valenzuela; Roswell, New Mexico
Keywords: bilingualism, binationalism, biliteracy, nicknaming, identity, Mexican, Chicano(a), Latino(a), Spanish, English, Anglo-American, literature, fluency, mistranslation, caló, tradition

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