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“Nothing is Gone”: Claiming Space Along, Within, and Amid Borders

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas:  English Literature and Language Arts  
Time Required: 4-6 Weeks
Prepared by: Kate Newman; Seattle, Washington
Keywords: Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony, borders, borderlands, identity, binationalism, liminality, nepantla, storytelling, narratology

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L.A. as Borderland: Teaching Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject Areas:  US History, English Language Arts, Spanish  
Time Required: One and a half to two eighty-minute sessions in blocks for each lesson.
Prepared by: James Huerta; Garland, Texas
Keywords: LA History, WWII, US History, Chicano, Caló, Identity, Language, Post-Colonial

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Breaking Down the Borderlands

Grade Level: 9-11
Subject Areas:  US History, World History, Mexican American Studies, World Geography  
Time Required: 2 90-minute class periods
Prepared by: Liz LaClair; Garland, Texas
Keywords: Land acquisition, US/Mexico border, territory, mapping, timeline, borders, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Manifest Destiny, Gadsden Purchase

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The Human Spirit Lives On: Overcoming Conflicts in Borderlands Through Introspection

Grade Level:11-12 
Subject Areas: American Studies, English, Humanities, US History, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Social Studies
Time Required:
4-6 weeks
Prepared by: 
 Mary DeWine, Tacoma, Washington; Hugo Jacobo, Santa Ana, California
Keywords:
Border, Binationalism, Nepantla, Identity, Duality, Hope, Liminality, Conflict, United States, Culture, Community, Humanities, Literature, Gilded Age, Gender, Body Image, Mental Health, Navigating Bicultural Identities, Interacial Relationships, Family Expectations, Adolescence, Sexuality, Immigration, Americanization, Deculturalization, Chicano/a, Latino/a, Hispanic, Mestiza

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Constructing Environmental Racism at the US/Mexico Border & Mapping Borders in Our Communities

Grade Level: 6-12 (Created for use in a 7th/8th grade classroom, but could be applied and utilized across grade levels)
Subject Areas:  Environmental Science, Project Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Classroom Settings  
Time RequiredPART ONE: 1-2 weeks (each activity will take 1-2 days, with the seminar needing more time for preparation); PART TWO: 1 week for Introduction; Ongoing (1 month-1 year) for YPAR project
Prepared by: Holly Hardin; Durham, NC
Keywords: Science (Chemistry, Ecology, Air Pollution, Climate, Environmental Science), Environmental Racism, Border Wall, Migration, US/Mexico Border, REAL ID act, Geography/Mapping

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R. Joseph Rodriguez &
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UTEP NEH: 2021 Summer Institute for Teachers
(915) 747-7054
borderlandsnarratives@utep.edu


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