Learning Collection

Mexican American Studies Digital Archives

Supporting the Innovative Teaching of Mexican American Studies Content in K-12 Classrooms
Mexican American Studies Digital Archives

View some of ITC’s digitized collections created for a MAS workshop held in Summer 2021, a Smithsonian Learning Lab event hosted by Dr. Lilliana Saldana, UTSA Associate Professor and Mexican American Studies Program Coordinator, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M. Ed, Intercultural Development Research Association Family Engagement Coordinator, and Gilbert Flores, Master Teacher, Brackenridge High School, San Antonio Independent School District. The workshop was sponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access and UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.

Take a look at the ITC’s Curator of Education Smithsonian Learning Lab collection.

  • Subject: Culture, Mexican American Studies, Social Studies
  • Grades: Elementary, High School, Middle School
  • Resource Type: Multimedia, Video
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Duration: 60-120 Minutes
  • Age: 13-18, 25-35, 35-60, 4-8, 60+, 9-12
  • Time Period: 1700, 1800, 1900
  • Country: Mexico, USA
  • State: Texas
  • City: Laredo, San Antonio
  • Area: South Texas
  • Urban: Yes
  • Rural: Yes
National Learning Standards
English Language Arts
  • NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
  • NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
  • NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
  • NS.K-4.3 Life Science
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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