Spanish/Bilingual

The People vs. Columbus, et al. (Lesson) | Zinn Education Project

The People vs. Columbus, et al.

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 8 pages. Rethinking Schools. A trial role play asks students to determine who is responsible for the death of millions of Taínos on the island of Hispaniola in the late 15th century. Roles available in Spanish.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Imperialism, Native American
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Presidents and Slaves: Helping Students Find the Truth (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Presidents and the Enslaved: Helping Students Find the Truth

Teaching Activity. By Bob Peterson. 7 pages. Rethinking Schools. How a 5th grade teacher and his students conducted research to answer the question: “Which presidents owned people?” Available in Spanish.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century
Themes: African American, Education, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Rethinking the U.S. Constitutional Convention: A Role Play | Zinn Education Project

Rethinking the U.S. Constitutional Convention: A Role Play

Teaching Activity. By Bob Peterson. 14 pages. Rethinking Schools. A role play on the Constitutional Convention which brings to life the social forces active during and immediately following the American Revolution with focus on two key topics: suffrage and slavery. An elementary school adaptation of the Constitution Role Play by Bill Bigelow. Roles available in Spanish.
Time Periods: 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Slavery and Resistance, Women's History
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U.S.–Mexico War Tea Party - Spanish Version | Zinn Education Project

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. Rethinking Schools. Interactive activity introduces students to the history and often untold story of the U.S.-Mexico War. Roles available in Spanish.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Imperialism, Latinx, Slavery and Resistance, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Side by Side/Lado a lado

Book - Non-fiction. By Monica Brown and translation by Carolina Valencia. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. 2010. The life stories and activism of the two founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), written and illustrated for young children.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Labor, Latinx, Organizing
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A Year Without Sundays (Un Año Sin Domingos)

Book - Non-fiction. By Catherine Murphy. 2014. and DVD. Photos and stories about the highly successful Cuban literacy campaign of 1961.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Education, World History/Global Studies
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Clic, Clac, Muu Vacas Escritoras

Book – Fiction. By Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. 2001. A barnyard struggle where the cows go on strike and the farmer is forced to negotiate.
Themes: Labor, Organizing
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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

Book - Fiction. By Margarita Engle. 2010. 384 pages. Bilingual book of historical fiction in verse about Cuba's long fight for independence in the 19th century.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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¡Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A.

Book - Fiction. By Diana Cohn and illustrated by Francisco Delgado. 2008. A children's book based on the true story of the Justice for Janitors strike.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Labor, Latinx, Organizing
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Nadarín

Book - Fiction. By Leo Lionni. 1973 (Spanish translation 2005). A classic tale for young children about the power of organizing. Also in English.
Themes: Organizing
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Pink y Say

Book – Fiction. By Patricia Polacco. 2003. In Spanish, the narrative of two young boys who meet and help each other during the Civil War for upper elementary.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
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Granito de Arena/Grain of Sand

Film. Produced by Jill Freidberg. Corrugated Films. 2005. 62 min. Documentary about teachers, parents, and students fighting to defend Mexico's public education system from the impacts of economic globalization.
Themes: Education, Labor, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Chávez Ravine: A Record by Ry Cooder

Songs. By Ry Cooder. 2005. 70 min. The story of the Chicano community bulldozed to pave the way for the Dodger Stadium in Santa Monica, told through bilingual songs.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Art & Music, Latinx, Organizing, Social Class, Sports
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