Child Labor and Local Latino Workers

In this lesson students will examine child labor and the lack of child labor laws especially for Mexican children by exploring images, newspaper articles and factual accounts from primary resource sets. Using student choice, students are able to show their understanding through a student choice project at the end. There is also an extension to another lesson created by a teacher in the Boulder County Latino History Project (BCLHP) who was actually a migrant child worker.

Created By: Emily Sanger, Timberline PK-8

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Lafayette History: Farm Work and Coal Mining

In this lesson students will learn the history of Lafayette by discussing images and investigating coal mining and farm work. The objective is to allow the students to connect to the history of Lafayette by participating in physical activities that miners and farm workers did that took place between 1900’s-1950’s.

Created By: Kathy Luna, Escuela Bilingue Pioneer

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Migrant Farmworkers in Boulder County – Spanish Language Lesson

In this lesson students will learn about Latinos’ participation in the agricultural work of Boulder county (1900’s-1940’s), then connect it with María Ramirez’s story as well as the book written “Cajas de Cartón” by Francisco Jimenez. In Spanish, students will integrate the past tenses as well as subjunctive mood. They will discuss their families’ stories of arriving in Boulder, their family’s current feeling of identity and belonging, explore and challenge their ideas of inhabitants of Boulder.

Created By: Julie Irwin, Shining Mountain Waldorf School

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PE Lesson Local History Simulating Immigrant Activities

In this lesson students will simulate some of the physical activities immigrants had to do when they came to Colorado. All stations have cue cards that have excerpts straight from the Boulder County Latino History Project website.

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Los primeros latinos en el condado de Boulder y la migración de tu familia [The first Latinos in Boulder County and the migration of your family] (a Spanish language lesson)

In this lesson students will learn about the early (1900-1940) migration patterns of Latinos to Boulder county; then they compare and contrast those patterns to their own family’s migration to the area.

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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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History’s Most Influential People: Boulder County Edition

In this lesson students will analyze the characteristics of influential people. The lesson begins with a brainstorm list of influential people in history. Students are then asked to analyze primary sources focused on one of two influential leaders in Boulder County (Esther Blazon or John Martinez). Finally, they will think about where they see themselves in history and create a “Time Magazine Most Influential Person of the Year” cover about their future selves. The assessment will be a written analysis of how the local leaders might be considered influential people in history.

Created By: Jessica Adviento-Mackey, Longs Peak Middle School

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Repatriation or Deportation – Creating a Secondary Resource

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 PK8

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Boulder County’s Latino Migrant Housing: 1920s-1960s

In this lesson students will examine Boulder Latino migrant housing as portrayed in three different primary sources. In this process, students will closely read an oral history, a typed interview, and an oral interview for details related to this housing. Details and specific word choices related to tone and mood will be captured in a note catcher. Finally, students will be asked to choose between two topics and construct an evidenced-based essay.

Created By: Patty Hagan, SVVSD Office of Professional Development

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