Day 6

The Tortilla Curtain Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Understanding America's Immigration Debate: Resources for Immigrants

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Students will conduct brief research about various elements of the immigration debate (both historically and presently) in the United States, assess and discuss the different sides of the immigration debate, and write and argue knowledgeably on the topic.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2



    As discussed previously, in order to understand Boyle's The Tortilla Curtain, it is important for students to understand the context of the...

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