Download the Teacher's Guide to bring the power of this award-winning film into your classroom. The Guide is keyed to chapters on the DVD that will help you to explore specific topics within a class period.

Mexican American students

Mexican American students and Sunday school teacher, 1949.
Russell Lee Center for American History, UT-Austin.

The Teacher's Guide includes:

  • a comprehension section for use with the program
  • classroom activities
  • suggestions for completing the activities

Chapter topics include:

  • Civil rights in the U.S. in the mid-20th century
  • Earl Warren and his legacy on the Supreme Court
  • Issues of immigration and Hispanic Americans today
  • Texas history and the area's transition from Spanish to Mexican to independent to U.S. control
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and its long-term effects on the U.S., discrimination against minorities including Mexican Americans, and more

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