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    • The History All Around Us: Roosevelt High School and the 1968 Eastside Blowouts

    • Teaching Activity. By Brian C. Gibbs. 6 pages.
      A teacher uses the activist history of Theodore Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles to pose students the question: “What would you be willing to do to create change?”

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Latino, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Plotting Inequalities, Building Resistance: High School Students Use Math to Reflect on Social Inequality (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Plotting Inequalities, Building Resistance: High School Students Use Math to Reflect on Social Inequality

    • Teaching Activity. By Adam Renner, Bridget Brew, and Crystal Proctor. 5 pages.
      An article describing how math teachers in a San Francisco high school shed light on the ways economics and racism affect education, housing, and job opportunities.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: African American, Economics, Latino, Math, Social Class | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Pump Up the Blowouts: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano/a School Blowouts (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Pump Up the Blowouts: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano/a School Blowouts

    • Teaching Activity. By Gilda L. Ochoa. 5 pages.
      Reflections on teaching students about the 1968 walkouts by Chicano students in California.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • Salt of the Earth: Grounds Students in Hope

    • Teaching Activity. By S.J. Childs. 6 pages.
      The author describes how she introduces students to the classic 1953 film, Salt of the Earth, about a miners’ strike in New Mexico.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Labor, Latino, Social Class, Women's History | Reading Levels: High School
    • Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community

    • Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 9 pages.
      Teaching about patterns of displacement and wealth inequality through the history of Chávez Ravine and the building of Dodger Stadium.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, 20th Century, 21st Century | Themes: African American, Economics, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class | Reading Levels: High School
    • U.S. Mexico War: "We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God"

    • Teaching Activity. Lesson by Bill Bigelow and student reading by Howard Zinn. 21 pages.
      Interactive activity introduces students to the history and often untold story of the U.S.-Mexico War. Roles available in Spanish.

    • Resource Types: Spanish/Bilingual, Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, 19th Century | Themes: Imperialism, Latino, Slavery, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Caribbean Connections: Moving North

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Catherine Sunshine and Keith Warner. 2005. 240 pages.
      Literature and essays about Caribbean life in the United States.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Immigration, Latino, US Foreign Policy | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • The Line Between Us (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration

    • Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 2006. 160 pages.
      Lessons for teaching about the history of U.S.–Mexico relations and current border and immigration issues. Published by Rethinking Schools.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, 19th Century, 20th Century | Themes: Immigration, Latino, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Export of Colors

    • Article. By Manlio Argueta. From Cuzcatlán, Donde bate la mar del sur.
      An excerpt from a novel of historical fiction about the impact of an export economy on peasants in El Salvador.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Imperialism, Latino, Native American |
    • Rethinking Cinco de Mayo (Article) - 1901 poster for Cinco de Mayo by Jose Guadalupe Posada | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Rethinking Cinco de Mayo

    • Article. By Sudie Hoffmann. 2012. If We Knew Our History Series.
      The commercialization of Cinco de Mayo perpetuates stereotypes and misconceptions of this holiday that commemorates the defeat of Napoleon III, not Mexico’s Independence Day.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Themes: Latino, Racism & Racial Identity |
    • Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement

    • Article. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. If We Knew Our History series. 2016.
      A 1971 break-in at FBI offices revealed a conspiracy—known as COINTELPRO—for the FBI to infiltrate, disrupt, and destroy a wide range of activist groups, especially civil rights organizations. Textbooks ignore this chapter in U.S. history, but it’s essential background to understand what’s happening today.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. 215 pages.
      A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • 500 Años del Pueblo Chicano - 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Elizabeth Martinez. 1991 (2nd Edition). 238 pages.
      Chicano history as told through hundreds of pictures and bilingual text.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction, Spanish/Bilingual | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Immigration, Latino, Native American | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • 500 Years of Chicana Women's History

    • Books – Non-fiction. By Elizabeth Martinez. 2007. 320 pages, 899 illustrations.
      Stories and photos of Chicana/Mexican-American women in politics, labor, art, health, and more.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Immigration, Latino, Women's History | Reading Levels: High School
    • Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Luis J. Rodriguez. 2005. 288 pages.
      Memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Latino, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • Caribbean Connections: Overview of Regional History

    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Catherine Sunshine and Deborah Menkart. 1991. 180 pages.
      Essential background reading to understand the history of the Caribbean.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Themes: Immigration, Latino, US Foreign Policy | Reading Levels: High School
    • Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic

    • Book – Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages.
      Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Latino, Sports, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • César Chávez: A Photographic Essay

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ilan Stavans. 2010. 96 pages.
      Photo essay about César E. Chávez of the United Farm Workers.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Themes: Labor, Latino, Organizing | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, High School
    • Dangerous Memories: Invasion and Resistance Since 1492

    • Book – Nonfiction. By Golden, McConnell, Poppen, and Mue. 1991. 272 pages.
      Essential text on U.S. history; includes many primary sources on people’s movements.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Latino, Native American | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki. 2008. 560 pages.
      A multicultural history of America, in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Social Class | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (Book)

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Juan Gonzalez. 2011. 416 pages.
      An updated and thorough account of the role the United States in the mass migration of Latinos to the U.S.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Immigration, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker

    • Book – Non-fiction. Gary Soto. 2002. 116 pages.
      An inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, one of the first women to organize for the United Farmer Workers.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Themes: Labor, Latino, Organizing | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8
    • Mendez v. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Philippa Strum. 2010. 186 pages.
      Description of a pre-Brown v. Board desegregation court case involving Mexican-American families.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, 20th Century | Themes: Education, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights | Reading Levels: Adult
    • Murals: Walls That Sing

    • Book – Non-fiction. By George Ancona. 2003. 48 pages.
      Beautiful photo-essay of murals from all over the United States, primarily in Latino communities.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction, Picture Books | Themes: Art & Music, Latino | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades Pre-K-2
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