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Social Change Inquiry

Setting the Stage
Introduce the topic of racism against Mexican Americans using the following video:
 
Supporting Questions
What discrimination did Latino farm workers face and how did people try to change American views toward Latinos?
 
What discrimination did Latina women face and how did people try to change the experience of Latina women in America?
 
What discrimination did Latinos face and how did people try to end that discrimination in New York State?
Formative Assessment
List the ways Latino American farm workers were discriminated against and explain how individuals tried to end it.
 
List the difficulties faced by Latina American women and explain how individuals tried to help them.
 
List the discrimination faced by Latino Americans in New York State and how individuals tried to end it. 
 
Argument
Discuss the discrimination faced by Latino Americans in the late 20th century and explain how individuals and groups tried to change society and bring about equality for Latino Americans. (Essay, Socratic Seminar, etc)
 
Extension
Research the origins of Latino immigration to the United States and explain why this group became a target of discrimination and racism.
 
Taking Informed Action
Research the presence of Latino Americans in your local community. Are there individuals that stand out as exemplars in the community. Brainstorm ways to honor community members of Latino heritage. Think about veterans, community organizations, law enforcement, firefighters, and government representatives.