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ERIC Number: EJ987588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
Sin Fronteras Boy: Students Create Collaborative Websites to Explore the Border
Cornell, Grace
Rethinking Schools, v26 n3 p40-45 Spr 2012
Around one table, four 4th-grade girls chat quietly as they write on their laptops: Ruby interviews Alejandra about her experience crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as a 6-year-old. Meanwhile, Cindy turns notes from an interview with her uncle into a narrative about his immigration experience. Next to them, four boys work on the "Sin Fronteras Boy" website, a choose-your-own-adventure story about a boy who tries to cross the border and becomes a superhero after his mother is grabbed by "la migra" (immigration agents). I am working with the indigenous peoples group, helping Roberto understand a recent article about the U.S. government's attempted seizure of Lipan Apache land for the construction of the border wall, while Karolina looks for photographs of the Lipan Apache, Yaqui, Kickapoo, Yuma, and Tohono O'odham peoples, all tribes that are currently affected by U.S. border policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States