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ERIC Number: ED450046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891306-38-3
Caught between Two Worlds: Mexico at the Crossroads. Teacher's Resource Book [and Student Text]. 4th Edition. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom. Choices for the 21st Century Education Project.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This teacher resource text and student text is part of a continuing series on current and historical international issues, placing special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens. The unit seeks to bring Mexico's evolving national identity into sharper focus for U.S. high school students. Students are asked to see the world from a Mexican perspective and to contemplate current Mexican choices in the areas of economic development, political reform, and foreign relations. At the core of the unit are three distinct directions, or Futures, for Mexico in the coming years. Each Future is grounded in a clearly defined philosophy about Mexico's place in the world and offers broad guidelines on fundamental Mexican public policy issues. Includes five- and three-day lesson plans. The unit opens with an analysis of the recent controversy surrounding the revision of elementary school history textbooks in Mexico. The second lesson centers on Mexico's rich tradition of mural painting to introduce students to the concerns of individual Mexicans. The third and fourth lessons involve students in a simulation in which they act as advocates for the three Futures and as Mexican voters. In the fifth lesson, students apply their own policy recommendations for Mexico. (Author/BB)
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($15.00 per teacher/student set); Tel: 401-863-3155; Fax: 401-863-1247; E-mail: (; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico