ERIC Number: ED312099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Mujeres de La Raza (Women of the Race).
National Hispanic Univ., Oakland, CA.
This unit profiles nine women of La Raza who have contributed to the betterment of humanity and Hispanic culture. It encourages students to learn about them and other Raza women as models of people involved in the Chicano community. The unit, offered in both Spanish and English, also teaches that these representative Raza women had to overcome impediments in their evolving consciousness. An introductory chapter describes early heroines of the Raza, including poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz and revolutionary Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, both of Mexico. Those profiled in succeeding chapters include: United Farm Workers organizer Dolores Huerta; singer Vikki Carr; TV broadcaster Rita Trevino; ballet dancer Amalia Hernandez; Vilma I. Martinez, general counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense Education Fund; writer Estela Portillo de Trambley; and bilingual education advocates Mari-Luci Jaramillo, Susana Madrid Rivera, and Celia Zavala La Forge. The unit also includes 12 illustrations, a bibliography, and 5 suggestions for student activities. (TES)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Hispanic Univ., Oakland, CA.