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The Forgotten Americans

Classroom Resources


Focus: Las Colonias
Filmmaker's Journal
An Inside Look
A Colonia Experience
Build A Community  
Classroom Resources
Press Room

Glossary of Terms

The following terms are broad terms designed to spark discussion and are concepts central to American politics and history. All of these terms are defined at the web sites listed at the end of this unit. However, many are illustrated throughout the film.

Grade Levels: 7-12

  • democracy
  • grassroots organizing
  • community
  • community Networks
  • social capital
  • social equity
  • class
  • leadership
  • social justice
  • social justice movements
  • civil rights
  • fundamental rights
  • inalienable rights
  • power
  • independence
  • property rights
  • mobilization
  • socialization
  • society
  • fragmentation
  • unity



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