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The Forgotten Americans

Classroom Resources


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

Glossary of Terms

Grade Levels: 7-12

The following broad terms are designed to spark discussion central to understanding 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.

  • neighborhood associations
  • development
  • consensus
  • public
  • private
  • resources
  • decision makers
  • policymakers
  • strategy
  • revitalization
  • enterprise zones
  • liabilities
  • assets
  • privileges
  • rights
  • public services
  • local
  • national
  • federal
  • economic development



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