Students will discuss community and how communities are mobilized.
They will also explore how community organizing and grassroots organizing
has produced political, social and economic change.
The Forgotten Americans film, the PBS Web site and
the Internet to find information
research skills and reading comprehension
media literacy skills
a willingness to learn about other cultures
read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding
of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States
and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs
and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.
Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary
adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g.,
conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with
a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different
writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and
questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and
synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print
texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in
ways that suit their purpose and audience.
use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g.,
libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and
synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
does Proyecto Azteca do?
has ownership of Proyecto Azteca?
makes up EPISO and what does it do?
created the organization Promotoras? And why?
is Ernie Cortez and what does he do?
does Valley Interfaith do?
organizations brought state and federal media attention to colonias?
did one Texas Senator say when he was told of the conditions in
did the Texas legislature react to information about colonias?
did the legislature do to stop new colonias from forming?
did the new housing codes hurt the most?
many colonia developers did the Texas Attorney General
from Green Valley Farms, convinced Cameron County to do what?
County was given a grant to assist colonias. How much was
many colonias competed for the Cameron County grant?
organizations are advocates for colonias? Why are they