ERIC Number: ED475815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Stereotypes and Realities: Mexico and Mejicano/as. Curriculum Projects. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2002 (Mexico).
Lindesmith, Abigail A.
The main purpose of this curriculum unit is to deconstruct stereotypes about Mexico and Mejicano/a people through the study of history, literature, and social realities. The curriculum unit is aimed at secondary humanities teachers and would be appropriate for team teaching. It includes a pre-unit and post-unit lesson, and 10 lessons that focus on stereotypes about Mexico and Mejicano/as. There are correlating realities for each stereotype, and each lesson includes suggested activities for class, small group, and individual student work. There are literary resources at the end of each unit lesson, many of which are short stories or poems that support either the stereotype or the reality, and which provide students with diverse perspectives from Mejicano/a authors. The first stereotype in the unit includes the author/educator's response in its reality section. A short response is included for the other nine stereotypes but students come to their own sense of reality through the activities, literature, and further reflection. Teachers or students can use their journey through the stereotype as a springboard to write and share an expository reality of their own. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico