In this lesson students will examine diversity in social, cultural, political, and historical contexts rather than in ways that are superficial or oversimplified.Read More
In this lesson students examine latino home remedies. Home-produced remedies (remedios) are widely valued in Latina/o communities. Latinos often continue to love and use shared remedies for cures and prevention. Many Latina/o students carry a wealth of knowledge related to the remedios used for health and wellness within their families and communities. All student can share and learn from home-based remedios that have been used for centuries.
Students will draw historical and community connections by creating a writing instructional sample which will be a “how to” make and use a home remedy. Students will create a collective Remedies/Remedios book in dictionary format.
Created By: Rosalinda Rojas, Timberline PreK-8Read More
In this lesson students will use primary resources to create a secondary resource using the app iBooks Author. The students will write a chapter formulating a historical argument concerning the deportation of Mexicans during the 1930s that uses primary sources for support. The student narrative will keep the following 3 questions in mind; What does it mean to be an American or U.S. citizen? What is government’s role in a market economy? In what ways does the United States government influence decisions regarding production and distribution of goods?
Created By: Rob Halsey, Timberline PK8Read More
In this lesson students use primary sources to learn about some of the challenges faced by Boulder County Latinos by researching and dramatizing personal accounts of injustice in small groups. After each group performs for the class, the whole class will participate in a discussion about the actions individuals took in response to discrimination and what the outcomes were.
Created By: Patty Sandoval – Angevine Middle School, Lisa Norton – Casey Middle School, Julie Lyddan – Coal Ridge Middle SchoolRead More
In this lesson students will focus on the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado during the 1920’s using two primary documents. Particularly, this lesson will address the darker side of Populism and Progressivism, so students will be able to identify whom these movements left behind. This will be a mini-lesson within a larger unit on Populism and Progressivism in US History.
Created By: Michael Codrey, New Vista High SchoolRead More
In this lesson students will use primary sources from the Boulder County Latino History Project and differing news sources on the Baltimore Riots of 2015 to correctly identify connotative and denotative language that implies a biased message. Students will apply their knowledge to creating a news piece that uses both connotative language and denotative language to convey a biased message. This series of lessons covering approximately 7 days is intended to be taught in a quarter-long unit on race and identity. The topic of the Baltimore Riots should be covered or introduced prior to this series of lessons.
Created By: Victoria Racz, Arapahoe High SchoolRead More
In this lesson students will use the resources of the BCLHP website, we will explore these questions: What qualities make a responsible leader? Who are important people in the development of our country? We will utilize a bubble map to identify characteristics of a responsible leader. We will then use a double bubble map to compare and contrast responsible leaders in the Latino community.
Created By: Olga Rojas-Rodriguez,Read More
In this lesson students will will be asked to think about who is commonly portrayed in the media and how they fit into this reflection of the United States. Students begin with a discussion of events from one of the BCLHP youth to show how perspective plays a role in the decisions people make. They will then create a collage of who is seen more frequently in mass media. Then they will be asked to analyze documents and pull out main ideas in the form of a found poem. Finally, students will be asked create a ‘Race Card’ focusing on how they perceive to be seen or not seen. This lesson was created specifically with a small group special education class in mind, but it could be adapted for any classroom.Read More
In this lesson students will explore issues of identity, discrimination, immigration, language, family, and overcoming challenges as they meet the young Latinos showcased in the Boulder County Latino History Project. By completing group and individual assignments in this mini-unit, students will gain a more complex understanding of the experiences of young Latinos in Boulder County […]Read More