Teaching Activity. By Brian C. Gibbs.
A teacher uses the activist history of Theodore Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles to pose students the question: “What would you be willing to do to create change?”
Plotting Inequalities, Building Resistance: High School Students Use Math to Reflect on Social Inequality
Teaching Activity. By Adam Renner, Bridget Brew, and Crystal Proctor.
An article describing how math teachers in a San Francisco high school shed light on the ways economics and racism affect education, housing, and job opportunities.
Teaching Activity. By Gilda L. Ochoa.
Reflections on teaching students about the 1968 walkouts by Chicano students in California.
Teaching Activity. By S.J. Childs.
The author describes how she introduces students to the classic 1953 film, Salt of the Earth, about a miners’ strike in New Mexico.
Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen.
Teaching about patterns of displacement and wealth inequality through the history of Chávez Ravine and the building of Dodger Stadium.
Teaching Activity. Lesson by Bill Bigelow and student reading by Howard Zinn. 21 pages.
Interactive activity introduces students to the history and often untold story of the U.S.-Mexico War. Roles available in Spanish.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Catherine Sunshine and Keith Warner. 2005. 240 pages.
Literature and essays about Caribbean life in the United States.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 2006. 160 pages.
Lessons for teaching about the history of U.S.–Mexico relations and current border and immigration issues.
Article. By Manlio Argueta. From Cuzcatlán, Donde bate la mar del sur.
An excerpt from a novel of historical fiction about the impact of an export economy on peasants in El Salvador.
Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012.
A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Book – Non-fiction. By Elizabeth Martinez. 1991 (2nd Edition).
Chicano history as told through hundreds of pictures and bilingual text.
Books – Non-fiction. By Elizabeth Martinez. 2007., 899 illustrations.
Stories and photos of Chicana/Mexican-American women in politics, labor, art, health, and more.
Book – Non-fiction. By Luis J. Rodriguez. 2005.
Memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles.
Book – Non-fiction. By Randy Shaw. 2010.
The impact of the United Farm Workers (UFW) on organizing and labor today.
Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Catherine Sunshine and Deborah Menkart. 1991.
Essential background reading to understand the history of the Caribbean.
Book – Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages.
Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Book – Non-fiction. By Ilan Stavans. 2010.
Photo essay about César E. Chávez of the United Farm Workers.
Book – Nonfiction. By Golden, McConnell, Poppen, and Mue. 1991.
Essential text on U.S. history; includes many primary sources on people’s movements.
Book – Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki. 2008. 560 pages.
A multicultural history of America, in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others.
Book – Non-fiction. By Juan Gonzalez. 2011.
An updated and thorough account of the role the United States in the mass migration of Latinos to the U.S.