I teach Social Studies and English Language Arts for low-income students in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in the city of Chicago. My students are 8th graders with unique abilities and with a tremendous will to be successful in school and in life. My students engage in curriculum that focuses in racial and social justice while having cross-curricular activities that reinforce the 21st century skills that students need in order to be prepared for life after school, which are backing up arguments with evidence, collaboration, critical thinking skills and communication.
These materials will definitely make a huge difference in my students’ learning in multiple ways. First and foremost, Esperanza Rising is a book that deals with the issue of migration to the United States from Latin America and how Esperanza adjusts to life in the United States. This relates to many students’ lives because they are originally from Latin America as well, or they are first generation Americans in search for an identity. This is also a great material that will be cross-curricular with Social Studies because we will cover women’s rights and civil rights while this book does justice to civil rights from a femenist lens.
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