Juxtaposing House on Mango Street, Local Latinx History, and Personal Experience through Student Writing

In this lesson students are encouraged to draw connections between an interview with a local Latina, Marta Moreno and three vignettes from Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango Street with similar themes in order to help students ultimately produce their own vignette mirroring Cisneros’ writing style.
Created By:Jamie Hedlun, Mead High School

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Comparing the 1980 Shootings in Longmont with Michael Brown/Ferguson

In this lesson students will use the materials from BCLHP focused on the Longmont Shootings in the 1980s and the creation of the Kensington Park Mural, Unity, and draw connections between events in Ferguson, MO / Michael Brown. Students will create a mural reflective of themes, symbols, and ideas in Unity but apply these to Michael Brown. Students may write a short paragraph or essay explaining the connections between the two murals and/or give an oral presentation.

Created By: Cara Luchies-Schroeder, Skyline High School 

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