Remedios: Traditional Home Remedies

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-8

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Latino Farmworkers Past and Present

In this lesson students compare and contrast Latino farmworkers lives and their artifacts in the past and present using the BCLHP (Boulder County Latino History Project) primary resources.

Students learn about farmworker roles in and contributions to society. Students write a short paragraph about farmworkers, their differences and similarities in the past and present. Students also share an experience of someone they know who is currently a farmworker.

Created By: Alma Fernandez Araujo, Indian Peaks Elementary School 

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