Explore two pivotal moments in the Latinx rights movement in California: the East LA school walkouts and the first year of the Delano grape strike.
The partnership between Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project calls upon Facing History’s unique pedagogy and the News Literacy Project’s deep understanding of the skills today’s students need to be critical consumers of news. This project integrates Facing History’s model, which asks students to make connections between history, current events, and their own lives, with the News Literacy Project’s goal to give students news literacy tools to become information citizens. Our work together aims to provide educators with the professional development and resources to help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and responsibly create and share news and information in a digital age.
This middle school curriculum leads students in an examination of identity, membership and belonging, and civic participation through an analysis of historical case studies and literature.
This resource is drawn from Facing History's Boston Public Schools Civil Rights Curriculum