Lessons Culture

Title: History of SLV Celebrations

Categories: Culture, Hispano History, Native American History, People

Audience: Grade 3

Lesson Overview: Students will compare traditions in their community to traditions outside their community. Students will use their personal experience to connect to the curriculum. They will share their family culture and traditions to understand how groups of people connect to the environment. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Family Detective

Categories: Culture, Hispano History, People

Audience: Grades 3 to 5

Lesson Overview: This lesson will help students understand how the culture of our area has been shaped by various cultures around the world. It will help them to gain an understanding/appreciation of immigration and the cultures of their ancestors, as well as other cultures. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: La Raza: Who Am I? Where Am I From? Exploring Latino History in Colorado with English Language Learner Students

Categories: Culture, Hispano History, People

Audience: High School English Language Learner

Lesson Overview: Studying the Past–Who are you? What made you? Research and present three topics of interest from your/the past using La Raza videos and make connections with San Luis Valley Latino History. Beginning of the school year unit to get to know long-term English Language Learner [ELL] students and have them get to know themselves. View files: .pdf .pdf .docx

Title: Walking Back in Time

Categories: Archeology, Historical Sites, Land, Native American History, Water

Audience: Grade 4

Lesson Overview: Humans have inhabited Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for at least 9,000 years. Analyze how human activities altered and affect the environment in Colorado. Learn that living conditions for those who inhabited the area have constantly changed over time.
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Title: The Life of a Migrant Worker: Before, During, and After

Categories: Culture, People

Audience: : Grades 6 – 8

Lesson Overview: During this unit of study, middle school students will investigate, using primary sources, the life of migrant workers in their communities. After finding resources, the students will record anmock “interview” between a migrant worker and a reporter that answers the questions: 1. Why did you come? 2. What did you find and experience? 3. How is your life now?
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