In the final clip associated with the Al Otro Lado lesson plan, Magdiel, who lives in Mexico, finds someone who will help him illegally cross the border to the U.S. and begins his journey. Ask students to imagine themselves in Magdiel's situation, and then write a paper from Magdiel's perspective. Have students draw from class discussion and/or research on illegal Mexican immigrants in the U.S. to shape their papers. Return to lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.