DBQ – Latinos and the KKK in Boulder County

In this lesson students use primary sources to explore the role of the KKK in race relations with local Latinos. Topic: To what extent were race issues between white residents and Mexican migrants in Boulder County due to existing racial tensions? In the 1910s and 1920s, Mexican migrant workers came to Boulder County to work in the fields and to work in the coal mines. These immigrants maintained their cultural identity by speaking Spanish, keeping their Catholic faith, and by holding on to the customs and traditions of the Mexican people. These immigrants faced the challenge of fitting into a society that was decidedly “American,” and was supported by the Ku Klux Klan, an organization committed to the preservation of what they deemed were American ideals.

Create By: Martin Clark, Mead High School

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DBQ – Persecution of Boulder County Latinos by the Ku Klux Klan

In this lesson students will learn about the 1920s KKK persecution of Boulder County Latinos by reading and analyzing primary sources. Students will then create a modified DBQ that provides evidence of the Latino experience with the KKK.

Created By: Patty Sandoval – Angevine Middle School, Lisa Norton – Casey Middle School, Julie Lyddan – Coal Ridge Middle School

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Defining Culture: Boulder County Latinos

In this lesson students will exploring elements of culture in a larger integrated 9th grade English/World Studies Unit 1. Elements of the larger unit will be introduced as a way of understanding the necessary themes and content vocabulary which will be applied in the mini unit. By completing group and individual assignments in this mini-unit, students will gain a more complex understanding of culture and history within Boulder County. Students will be able to blend their understanding of local culture and history into their growing perspective of global culture and trends throughout the remainder of the unit and school year.

Created By: Carly Jiron, Longmont High School 

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Exploring Immigration Patterns of Latinos to Boulder County

In this lesson students will research and tell the story behind immigration patterns of Latinos to Boulder County from 1910-1940 using background information, research, BCLHP primary and secondary sources, additional images or video, and Google Tour Builder.

Created By: Patty Sandoval – Angevine Middle School, Lisa Norton – Casey Middle School, Julie Lyddan – Coal Ridge Middle School

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Family Traditions and Culture: Comparing Local to Other Places

In this lesson students will compare traditions in their community to traditions outside their community. Students will use their personal experience to connect to the curriculum. They will share their family culture and traditions to understand how groups of people connect to the environment.

Created By: Ana Campos Davila, Indian Peaks Elementary School 

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History and Causes of Early 20th Century Local Latino Immigration

In this lesson students analyze specific factors that drive immigration while describing why many Mexicans emigrated to the Longmont area in the early 20th century.
This lesson is part of several designed to be used together or as stand-alone lessons. The other lessons in this set are:

Created By: Travis Whitcomb, Mead Middle School 

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History’s Most Influential People: Boulder County Edition

In this lesson students will analyze the characteristics of influential people. The lesson begins with a brainstorm list of influential people in history. Students are then asked to analyze primary sources focused on one of two influential leaders in Boulder County (Esther Blazon or John Martinez). Finally, they will think about where they see themselves in history and create a “Time Magazine Most Influential Person of the Year” cover about their future selves. The assessment will be a written analysis of how the local leaders might be considered influential people in history.

Created By: Jessica Adviento-Mackey, Longs Peak Middle School

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How has Boulder, Colorado Received & Perceived Latino Immigrants? An Historical Comparison from the Early 1900s to Today

In this lesson students will get a taste of some of the experiences of Latino immigrants to Boulder County, focusing on how they have been received/perceived by the Anglos living here over time. The teacher will use BCLHP materials to teach Spanish vocabulary as well as the preterite and imperfect verb tenses. This grammar component is intended to be a review of preterite and imperfect verb conjugation.\
Created By: Catherine Powers, Casey Middle School

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