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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Life Experiences of Child Migrant Workers

In this lesson students analyze how life experiences shape character, using primary sources from the Boulder County Latino History Project’s primary sources library. The focus is on local Latino Migrant Children. This lesson is part of several designed to be used together or as stand-alone lessons. At the conclusion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

1. Identify at least three examples of how children of migrant workers’ life experiences helped shaped their character,
2. Rank order the life experiences’ impact based on how they would personally react to them,
3. Hypothesize the impact of each of these three life experiences on the child of a migrant worker today.

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Agricultural Work of Latinos: Sugar Beet Farming

In this lesson students will analyze the guiding question: How did immigrants from Mexico influence our local community in terms of sugar beet farming?  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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