Tag: social justice

  • It’s all About Labor: Mexican Repatriation During The Great Depression

    It’s all About Labor: Mexican Repatriation During The Great Depression

    When did you learn about Mexican “repatriation” during the Great Depression? For me, it wasn’t until I was studying to get my master’s degree that I learned about the mass expulsion of Mexican Americans from the United States during the 1930’s. Between the years 1930-1933, up to 1,800,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans were forcibly taken…

  • A Justice Centered Approach to Teaching the Holocaust

    A Justice Centered Approach to Teaching the Holocaust

    For many teachers and students alike, the Holocaust is one of the most memorable and powerful historical units of the school year. As teachers, the way that we approach this unit is incredibly important. For those of us who teach it, why do we? And how can we use it as a springboard to talk…

  • The Civil Rights Movement, a Journey through Time & Literature

    The Civil Rights Movement, a Journey through Time & Literature

    This week we started our unit on the Civil Rights Movement! ┬áHere in fifth grade at UT Elementary we work backwards through history, starting with present day and then rewinding back to the causes for the way things are today. ┬áThis is great for me, because we get to start out the year with incredibly…