In the second clip associated with the Al Otro Lado lesson plan, Magdiel, a young man living in Mexico, talking to his sister about wanting to go to the U.S. Students should talk about why Magdiel wants to leave his home and family. Are his expectations about life in the U.S. realistic? Why or why not? Discuss what economic, political, cultural, historical and geographical forces are influencing the choices that Magdiel is making about his future. Return to lesson plan »
Magdiel finds someone who will help him illegally cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. He prepares for a dangerous journey, and leaves home, perhaps for the last time, with hope for a better future.
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.
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