Lessons Hispano History

Hispano History Lessons: Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

Primary Source Sets

 

Alamosa, Blanca, and La Jara – Early Photos Click here
Carnivals and Races in the San Luis Valley Click here
Education in the San Luis Valley Click here
Family Life and Women in the San Luis Valley Click here
Farming in the San Luis Valley, 1930s Onward Click here
Founding of San Luis & Map of Sangre de Cristo Grant Click here
Hispanic Businesses around 1900 Click here
Hispanic Cultural and Social Activity around 1900 Click here
Hispanic Family Milestones around 1900 Click here
Hispanic Political Involvement around 1900 Click here
Hispanic Sheepherders vs. Anglo Cattlemen around 1900 Click here
Labor and Union History in the San Luis Valley Click here
Music and Art in the San Luis Valley Click here
Religion among Hispanics in the San Luis Valley Click here
School Segregation around 1900 Click here
Use of Spanish around 1900 Click here
Water and Farming around 1900 Click here

Title: Historical Picture Analysis

Lesson Categories: Hispanic History, Land, Art

Audience: Grades 1-2

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos have had an impact on Colorado’s farming industry. Students will create a poster.  View files:  .pdf  .docx

Title: Identity Quilt

Lesson Topic(s): Culture/Identity Issues

Categories: Hispano History, Art, Spanish Language

Audience: Grades 9-12

Lesson Overview: During this unit of study, we will explore the meaning of identity vocabulary for a culturally and linguistically diverse student. The students complete an identity square that is made into a classroom quilt. View files:  .pdf  .docx 

 

Title: Simulating Emigrant Activities

Lesson Topic(s): Culture/Identity Issues/Traditions

Categories: Hispano History

Audience: Grades 4-5, but can be modified for any grade

Lesson Overview: This lesson is designed to be an extension by a PE teacher for a classroom teacher who is teaching about local Boulder or Colorado history. It can also be taken into a classroom if a teacher wants some fun activities to do along with teaching about history. The lesson allows students to simulate some of the physical activities immigrants had to do when they came to Colorado. All stations have cue cards that have excerpts straight from the Boulder County Latino History Project website.  View files: .pdf .docx

Title: My Community, My History!

Category: Hispano History

Audience: Grade 4

Lesson Overview: This lesson will focus on an inspiring member of our community, Lawrence Medina.  Lawrence is a Latino who has a vast history working around our school and our community.   View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Cesar Chavez’s Role in the Delano Grape Boycott and the Role of Child Labor in Agriculture Historically and Today: Looking for Solutions

Categories: Community, Culture, Economic Activity, Family, Hispano History, Land & Farming

Audience: Grade 1, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels.

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos and children have had an impact on Colorado’s and the nation’s farming industry. Students will create a poster on Cesar Chavez and the role he played in the farming industry. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Analyzing Family Photographs as Primary Sources

Categories: Art, Culture, Family, Hispano History, People

Audience: Kindergarten, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels.

Lesson Overview: Students will orally analyze primary source photographs of past and present family members. Students will bring photographs of their great grandparents, grandparents and parents. They will each get a Picture/Photograph Analysis Sheet to analysis their photos. Students will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast photographs of family members past and present. View files: .pdf .docx

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 .docx

Title: Labor and Working Conditions for Latinos, 1920s-1970s

Categories: Hispano History, People

Audience: High School

Lesson Overview: Students will investigate working conditions and relationships between workers and land/company owners in various occupations. This lesson would fit well during a unit on Industrialization, Muckraking and/or Progressivism. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Latino Impact on Farming

Categories: Hispano History, Land & Farming, People

Audience: Grades 1 & 2

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos have had an impact on Colorado’s farming industry. Students will create a poster. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Compare and Contrast Traditional Medicinal Plants and Remedies with Modern Western Medical Treatments: a personal, cultural connection to our environment.

Categories: Culture, Hispano History, Land & Farming, Native American History

Audience: Middle School

Lesson Overview: This lesson will focus on comparing and contrasting herbs and plants used
in historical medicinal remedies with modern medicines and remedies. It will also allow the evaluation of the environments these plants and herb are located in.
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Title: SPMDTU

Categories: Community Activism, Culture, Economic Activity, Hispano History, Historic Places, People

Audience: Grades 6 – 8

Lesson Overview: La Sociadad de las Mujeres de el SPMDTU.
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Title: Workers Movements and Civil Rights Activity

Categories: Community Activism, Hispano History

Audience: Grade 10

Lesson Overview: For this lesson students will research different time periods, places, and events involving early Hispanic workers’ movements and Latino/ Chicano Civil Rights activities. Students will be expected to choose at least two different time periods (e.g., early 20th century or 1960s and the present) and create two different “protest” posters for each time period. Students will create a total of four protest posters that include a slogan and an image on the front and a detailed summary of the event on the back.
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