Teacher Guide

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand the socioeconomic and political context in which the Garcia girls live in the Dominican Republic prior to their emigration/exile.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to interpret how gender roles are perpetuated and change.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to explain the difficulties of assimilation into American culture and its "melting pot."

  4. 4

    Students will be able to examine family dynamics in cultural contexts and how it impacts individual life outcomes.

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