Teacher Guide

Esperanza Rising Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

In the Day 1 activity, “Crossing the Border,” students research border crossings at home and then share links of what they learned in a classroom discussion to a shared collaborative document.

In the Day 2 activity, “The Journey to California,” students will use Google Earth to map the route from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas to Mexicali to Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley, and finally, to the San Joaquin Valley.

In the Day 3 activity, “Migrant Camps and Striking Workers,” students will read informational articles and listen to a recorded interview on an interactive whiteboard before sharing the main points from what they learned.

In the Day 4 activity, “Mexican Repatriation in the...

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