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Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964
Online exhibit telling the little-known chapter of American history in which labor shortages caused by World War II, led to an estimated two million Mexican men being recruited on short-term labor contracts to work on U.S. farms and railroads. This agreement became known as the bracero program. Presented in English and Spanish, the experiences of these men are brought to life through photographs and quotes from oral history interviews.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Borders and Identity
Explores identity along the United States/Mexico border through history, belief, arts, and occupational traditions. Focuses on stories of residents. Includes video, cultural map, teacher/student guide, and classroom exercises. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
Online bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America's diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 160 objects.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Day of the Dead
Online exhibit on the origins of the Latin American day of celebration, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), how it has been celebrated traditionally and how it is celebrated now. Includes links to online resources and printable classroom-ready resources including: a fact sheet, lesson plans for grades K-2 and 6-8, and a user's guide that includes the text of the online exhibition, more lesson ideas, and instructions for making decorations for the celebration. Includes an interactive for decorating a virtual altar.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Latino Art and Culture
Education kit drawing upon the Smithsonian’s collections to provide insight into the Latino experience in the United States. Includes background information, lesson plans, activities, video, slides, and more. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Latino Chicago: Music and the Community
This webpage features recordings of the music of Latin American communities in Chicago. Contextual information accompanies the selections. Includes movie clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Living Maya Time
Bilingual website devoted to the Mayan calendar, which includes middle-school lesson plans on Mayan astronomy and mathematics. The Maya themselves weigh in on the end-of-the world scares associated with the calendar.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Making a New Life in the United States
Portion of the Latino Art and Culture module taking a close look at the art and culture of Puerto Rican Americans, Mexican Americans, and Cuban Americans. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Remember Me Fondly
Lesson in which students compare the ways in which American and Mexican cultures express ideas of remembrance and honor ancestors.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
Online exhibit of twenty collages by this African American artist. Homer's "Odyssey" is recast with black characters. Includes free educational apps.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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