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ERIC Number: ED447055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Issues in U.S.-Mexico Relations, Part 2.
Cheng, Amy; Kim, Pearl; Lai, Selena; Mukai, Gary; Nunez, Lucia; Valadez, Martin
The lessons in this 3-part series are intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the relationship between the United States and Mexico, with emphasis on multiple perspectives, conflict and cooperation, and interdependence. This curriculum unit, Part 2, examines three contemporary issues: immigration, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the environment. The introduction presents a rationale, state and national history standards, series goals, matrix of lessons, materials needed, time and suggested sequence of activities, and small-group roles. The unit contains four lessons: (1) "Setting the Context for U.S.-Mexico Relations" (contains a questionnaire, 2 handouts, and 4 maps); (2) "Studying Contemporary Immigration through Small Group Work" (contains a handout, 4 activity cards, 13 resource cards, and group assignments); (3) "What Is NAFTA?: A Look at International Trade and Economics" (contains 2 teacher information cards, a transparency, 2 handouts, 2 activity cards, and a glossary); and (4) "NAFTA and the Environment: The Debate Continues" (contains a handout, a reference sheet for the teacher, web diagram pieces, a transparency, 2 resource sheets, and a student worksheet). (BT)
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6055; Tel: 800-578-1114 (toll free); Fax: 650-723-6784; E-mail: (; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Hewlett Foundation, Inc., Garden City, NY.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: North American Free Trade Agreement