La Familia (a Spanish language lesson)

In this lesson students will use Boulder County Latino History Project interview and photo to practice family-related vocabulary and learn about a local Latino family and one Latina’s experiences growing up in Boulder County. La familia can be used over several classes to 1) learn/review family vocabulary, 2) to compare/contrast specific aspects of family with students’ own experiences.
[NOTE: Many mini-lessons around family and other vocabulary/structures can be introduced throughout the year and related to local Latino history: describing family, family and work/play, family and clothing, family and education, family and fighting discrimination. This can also be used in conjunction with cultural reading about Latino families that often is part of Spanish textbook series.]

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Introducing Latino History in Boulder County with Mini-Lessons

In this lesson students will look get an introductory look at Latino History in Boulder County. Lesson One introduces key vocabulary needed to understand and analyze Latino history in Boulder County. Lesson Two is a teacher-directed activity that guides students through an analysis of primary source images. Lesson Three asks students to identify and mark key locations in Boulder County on a map. Lesson Four asks students to look closely at a primary text for details and ideas that are important or relevant to them and create a found poem. These lessons can be done in a rotation of learning stations or can be used individually.

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