1. Al Otro Lado

Source: Point of View

Explore the forces that influence human migration, particularly along the U.S./Mexican border. Investigate the life of an illegal Mexican immigrant after he arrives in the United States.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies

Topics: Cultural Studies: Latino American/Chicano Studies. Immigration.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

2. Manifest Destiny and the Power of Perspective

Source: The U.S. - Mexican War

Analyze different perspectives among Americans, Mexicans and Native Americans toward the Texas frontier in the early 1800s. Develop an essay on Manifest Destiny from the perspective of indigenous peoples.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies

Topics: Cultural Studies: Latino American/Chicano Studies. Cultural Studies: Native American Studies. United States History: 1801-1861.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

3. Multiple Perspectives on the Immigrant Experience

Source: KQED: My American Girls: A Dominican Story

Discuss contemporary immigrant life in the United States, create a talk show that addresses the themes and issues of the immigrant experience and conduct research on how Latinos are portrayed in the media.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies

Topics: Cultural Studies: Latino American/Chicano Studies. Immigration. Media Studies.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan