Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, KRO_29_2_3252_B3F2_192
Article, "Hispanics: Some Basic Facts," from "The Chronicle of Higher Education," September 16, 1987.
Who published this document? In what year?
In 1987, what percentage of the U.S. population did Hispanics comprise?
What percentage of Hispanics in 1987 were of Mexican descent?
What was the percentage of Hispanics attending American colleges in 1987?
What facts about Hispanic education appear to be worrisome in this document?
What were the sources of the statistics in this document?
What percent of university administrators are Hispanic?
Research five successful Hispanics in different aspects of American society. Report your findings on what made them successful. Is there a common theme interwoven throughout their personal biographies?
Compare Hispanic population projections stated in 1987 with the latest population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Research which geographic areas of the country Hispanics reside in and which trends are now projected. How close do you think their prediction for 2010 will be?
Math: Using the Internet, research the educational achievements and/or income levels of various Hispanic groups (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominicans, Cubans, etc.). Create graphs from information gathered. Draw conclusions from your findings.
Math: Create a graph from the statistics given concerning attendance at college.
English Language Arts: Write to a college you might be interested in attending to request information on its percentage of Hispanic students. Has that number increased or decreased in the past decade? Are there any bilingual programs there?