Mexican American Arts, Activism, and Education in Austin, Texas

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Through exploration of the digital archives, students grades 9-12 will engage in learning about the social, political, economic, and historic factors that affect their communities through these lesson plans and archival materials from the Benson Latin American Collection’s U.S. Latinx holdings. The goal of these lesson plans is to counter the erasure in mainstream media and public school instruction and provide students the opportunity to explore the Mexican American experience. These teaching resources will employ primary sources as focal points to highlight transformative Mexican American leaders and institutions in Austin, Texas.