Students will discuss how neighborhoods differ and the assets
and liabilities of poor communities. They will also explore how
community organizing and grassroots organizing has produced political,
social and economic change.
TheForgotten 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.
people say that colonia residents can pull themselves up
by their own bootstraps, but is anything more needed?
must teachers take into consideration when dealing with students
living in colonias?
colonia is one of the largest in the Rio Grande Valley?
are attributed to what?
are many children unsupervised after school?
will more than half of students not graduate from high school?
is the major threat that 90 percent of colonias face?
percentage of colonia children go to college?
About Your Town:
are the poor communities in your hometown?
are the problems in those communities?
assets do those communities have?
buildings are being re-purposed for a use other than what was
new buildings are being built?
services are lacking in those communities?
residents have access to new technologies such as DSL lines, cable
and other telecommunications?
do most residents get around?
do most residents work?
is missing in these communities?
are these poor communities different from your neighborhood?