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A Nation of Immigrants - Latino Stories
Online exhibit presenting the stories of immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, and other Latin American countries. View objects related to the journey to America and learn about the experiences of workers in the mid-twentieth century bracero guest worker program. This page is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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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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Bracero History Archive
Collection of oral histories, photos, and objects documenting the history of the Bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942 and 1964 on short-term labor contracts. Browse more than 600 oral histories and numerous objects, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add notes, make a poster using items from the archive, and contribute to the archive by adding personal stories about the Bracero program. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Bracero History Archive-Spanish Version
Collection of oral histories, photos, and objects documenting the history of the Bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942 amd1964 on short-term labor contracts. Browse more than 600 oral histories and numerous objects, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add notes, make a poster using items from the archive, and contribute to the archive by adding personal stories about the Bracero program. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Delivering the Goods
Online exhibit showing how the completion of transcontinental railroads in the 19th century changed American agricultural practices. Railways linked farms to the wider commercial world by making it possible to ship food farther and faster before it spoiled. This is the third section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Bracero Archive - Tracing the Route of a Bracero
Lesson has students examine an oral history related to the Bracero worker program and present their research on a map. Students will use the Bracero archive, a collection of oral histories, photos, and objects documenting the history of the Bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942 and 1964 on short-term labor contracts. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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The Bracero Archive-Learning From Documents
Lesson has students use the Bracero archive to examine two public laws and other primary resources related to the Bracero worker program and apply their knowledge to evaluate whether the program was carried out as intended. The Bracero archive is a collection of oral histories, photos, and objects documenting the history of the Bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942 and 1964 on short-term labor contracts. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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The Bracero Archive-Learning From Photos
Lesson has students discuss their thoughts on immigration, learn about the Bracero labor program, and use photographs to deepen their understanding of the program. Students will utilize the Bracero archive, a collection of oral histories, photos, and objects documenting the history of the Bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942 and 1964 on short-term labor contracts. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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The Object of History
Online resource designed to improve students’ knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence. Includes an introductory essay entitled Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History; 6 sections that each focus on an object from the museum; an archive of curator commentary; an online tool to create virtual exhibits; and lesson plans and teacher resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Short-Handled Hoe
Lesson examining a short-handled hoe to begin a discussion of the bracero program, Cesar Chavez, and the organizing of Latino farm workers in the American Southwest after World War II. Curator commentaries, related objects, videos, songs, and other resources reveal the role of Mexican guest workers in American agricultural history. Students will use what they have learned to create their own virtual exhibit.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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