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Una Vida Mejor (A Better Life) Spanish Movie Packet with Immigration Unit
This 95 page (EDITABLE!) Spanish movie guide is an excellent way to teach the movie, Una Vida Mejor, A Better Life, as well as introduce the topic of immigration to your students. This Una Vida Mejor movie packet is a thorough unit that includes comprehension questions and activities as well as sev
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A Better Life / Una Vida Mejor Film Study Packet
I use this film with Spanish 2 as part of my immigration unit. This packet contains: An extended reading about the film that is over 1,000 words long, written in present tense. A true/false quiz with answer key Two activities to use with a commercial “La mes de la camioneta” (with answer key) A wor
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A Better Life: Film Study Guide: For Use w/ Immigration Units
This is a study guide but can be used as a discussion question set or an assessment with the film "A Better Life." I used it at the end of the "From There to Here" Literature and Thought unit about immigration. Higher-order thinking questions. It is also available in my mini-unit, for use with the f
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A Better Life Movie Lesson Plan Packets
If you're looking to teach your students about the topics of undocumented immigration (also called illegal immigration) then you're in for a bumpy ride. The award winning movie A Better Life (Esp: Una Vida Mejor) is an easy yet meaningful way to introduce students to this complicated theme. I showe
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Guía de Filme: Una Vida Mejor. Movie Guide: A Better Life. IN SPANISH.
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. 100% in Spanish. Oscar | Academy Award Nominated Film. I used this for my AP Spanish Lesson on Personal and Public Identities. "Identidades person
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A Better Life (Movie) - Bilingual Activity Guide - Customizable
This comprehensive bilingual activity guide asks students to respond to a series of open-ended questions while watching "A Better Life". There is a section for before the film, three sections for during the film, and one section for after the film. There is an extra credit prompt at the end of the
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A Better Life: Test/Quiz for use with immigration units
This is an exam -or quiz, if that makes it less threatening :) -I give at the end of my A Better Life mini unit. It is a 20-question multiple choice assessment with a mix of questioning levels. I'd best put it at an average to below-average ability level. It would be an easy exam for honors or advan
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"A Better Life" Spanish Movie immigration
Enhance your students understanding of the plight of immigrants in the USA with this wonderful film about a single father and his son. Student worksheet includes pre-viewing questions which personally relate to the student, comprehension questions on the events of the film, and post viewing short
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A Better Life/ Una Vida Mejor - Movie essay questions
These essay questions in Spanish accompany the video A Better Life, or Una Mejor Vida. This can be used for any level, and adjusted to fit either a college prep or honors level course.
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A Better Life: Mini Unit for use with the film and with Immigration Units
Includes a thorough Anticipation Guide, Study Guide/20 Discussion Questions - higher order thinking questions- now with full, extended-response answer key, and test/quiz (also 20 questions), also with answer key.
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Code x Unit 7: A Better Life (Grade 7)
Code X UNIT 7 Work Bundle - Passages "End of Poverty" and "One Click at a Time" Close read questions Vocabulary PPT with notes and worksheet. Identify Evidence Performance task: Sample essay Speak to write questions
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OECD Better Life Index Worksheet
Worksheet to help students reflect on the quality of life in different countries when using the OECD Better Life Index website.
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A Better Life Anticipation Guide: For use with film & Immigration Units
This is an anticipation guide for use with the critically acclaimed, award-winning film A Better Life. I use it within my immigration unit for high school senior English class, but it could be used in humanities, social studies, etc., as well. I also have a complete film study guide and discussion
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Película : A Better LIfe / Una Vida Mejor (worksheet / hoja de trabajo)
This 2 page worksheet is Spanish only. It is in word format so that you may edit if needed. The questions are a mix of lower and higher order thinking but most require at least some degree of synthesis. This movie is PG-13 and is mostly in English. Sample Questions: - ¿Qué le dice Blasco a Carlo
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Movie Guide: A BETTER LIFE
This is a sweet little movie that lasts two class periods and is rated PG. It is best suited for students in the first couple of years of Spanish study and is appropriate for middle or high school students. This movie works well with Under the Same Moon as it looks at a father son relationship bet
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Immigration: For a Better Life
Follow the struggles, hardships, and tragedies of two immigrant families-an Italian Catholic family and a Russian Jewish family from their arrival at Ellis Island in 1914 until they become United States citizens five years later.
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Bud, Not Buddy [Christopher Paul Curtis] Digital+ Printable Book Unit
Be sure to check out all three versions of the Bud, Not Buddy Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is the full printable + Google Digital Resources version containing vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skill practice. Version #1 -
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Anzac Day Resources
April 25th every year. The day Australian’s stop to think about the sacrifice that many hundreds of men and women made for our country to give us all a free and better life. This pack contains ideas for Anzac Day for Early Years Classrooms. The activities and ideas in this pack have been developed
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Immigration Suitcase and Simulation
Give students the opportunity to experience the many challenges and emotions that immigrants faced as they sought a better life here in America through this Immigration Suitcase and Simulation. Begin by guiding students through a series of obstacles and challenges as they evaluate the choices they
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The Immigration Game: A Classroom Ready Simulation Game
Over 20 million immigrants entered the United States between 1850 and 1920. The Immigration Experience is a simulation game that follows 24 newcomers at the height of immigration in America. This classroom ready game is designed to encourage critical thinking and deepen understandings of immigration
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My Life in Logos Paragraph Writing Assignment
Students will practice paragraph writing in an unique and engaging way by writing about logos that represent: their friends and family, entertainment choices, favourite foods and things that remind them about school, enabling their teachers and classmates to get to know them better. This My Life i
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The Grapes of Wrath Gr. 9-12
A Literature Kit for the novel The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck. Take a Peek Inside: Take the journey to California with the Joad family, in hopes of a better life during the Great Depression. Study questions can be used as discussion starters, as well as a way to monitor student read
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Skylark Literature Study: Printables, Vocabulary, Questions, Activities
SKYLARK is the sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall written by Patricia MacLachlan. It is the continuing saga of a family living in the Kansas prairie who are faced with a drought that slowly drives friends one by one to leave for a better life. What does Sarah do when faced with the decision to stay o
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The Grapes of Wrath - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12
A Literature Kit for the novel The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck. Take a Peek Inside: Take the journey to California with the Joad family, in hopes of a better life during the Great Depression. Study questions can be used as discussion starters, as well as a way to monitor student read
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Which Way Home Documentary Guide in Spanish
This 112+ page Spanish movie guide has excellent learning activities that accompany the award-winning immigration documentary, Which Way Home. Which Way Home chronicles the dangerous trip of unaccompanied minors as they travel from Central America through Mexico on the train called La Bestia. This
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Sin Nombre Spanish Movie Guide and Immigration Unit
Immigration, poverty, gangs, the train that many immigrants ride through Mexico called La Bestia and love are all central topics in this award-winning film that sheds light on the obstacles faced by migrants traveling from Central America to the United States in search of a better life. Sin Nombre t
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Under the Same Moon - La Misma Luna: Complete Movie Guide
"UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA) tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario
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Forge Novel Study
Forge is the second book in a Historical Fiction trilogy written by Laurie Halse Anderson. The trilogy takes place during the American Revolution, and is through the eyes of two runaway slaves. The journey of these children show their true character in hoping for a better life and fighting for fre
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Character IV Middle School
This edition for middle school students is designed to help teach soft skills and good character. These lessons will help teachers realize a more manageable classroom and students develop better life skills and character for future success.
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Bajo la Misma Luna/ Under the same moon (English version) Revised
Video guide for the film Bajo la misma luna/under the same moon includes: List of main characters with short description. Storyline. 14 questions based on film. Two graphic organizers. Enjoy and please leave a review for this item. Thanks!!! Storyline: UNDER THE SAME MOON (BAJO LA MISMA L
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Sarah, Plain and Tall AND Skylark: Printables, Vocabulary, Activities, MORE!
The books SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL and SKYLARK are wonderful to use to teach pioneer life. I have bundled both of these literature studies into one complete package. * * * * * * * * * * SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL * * * * * * * * * * My class loves having projects so I have included several project idea
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Spanish Future Tense Practice Sheet/ Worksheet/ Homework Funny
This is a practice sheet for the Spanish future tense (not simple future/ ir+a+inf). In this activity, students come up with a list of 10 things they will do in the next year to make a better life. Second, they come up with three things they will not do. My preview is very basic because I don't want
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Colonial America Lapbook with Study Guide
During the 17th century, large numbers of people began to cross the Atlantic Ocean. They wanted a new home. Some were looking for the opportunity to make a better life. Some were fleeing from religious persecution. All arrived with big dreams and great hopes. This is their story. This lapbook is a
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Immigration Forgotten Ellis Island
PBS's "Forgotten Ellis Island "is a haunting look into a forgotten aspect of Ellis Island and how immigrants struggled to make it to a better life. I have used this in my upper level AP and Regents US History courses. This activity engages students to actively watch the documentary by answering ques
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US Mini PBL Unit African American Great Migration with Interview Project
Strengthen your 1920s Harlem Renaissance, WWI, WWII, or Civil Rights units with an exploration of the Great Migration experience. Read the moving poetic words of Langston Hughes, hear the narratives of three individuals who escaped oppression for a better life, and examine the massive statistics eac
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Which Way Home - Complete Documentary Guide
"In this gripping documentary, a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children struggle to make their way through Mexico, in order to ultimately reach the United States and jump the border to a new home. Director Rebecca Cammisa follows the struggles of these would-be illegal aliens as the
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The House on Mango Street ~ Common Core Aligned Novel Unit
Teaching The House on Mango Street has never been easier! The House on Mango Street is now aligned to the Common Core and includes an all New Narrative Writing Performance Task.The unit includes 129 slides, which takes the reader into, through and beyond Sandra Cisneros's coming of age novella. S
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Sojourner Truth - The Road to Freedom Interdisciplinary Unit
Sojourner Truth, The Road to Freedom Interdisciplinary Unit provides an historical perspective of the plight of slaves in the nineteenth century through the life of Sojourner Truth. Students, after having worked through the unit, will have a clearer understanding of the difficulties and struggles,
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TWO TITANIC BOOKS!  ALL STATIONS DISTRESS (nonfiction) Plus: TITANICAT (fiction)
ALL STATIONS! DISTRESS! Don Brown's Nonfiction Account that explores the events on The Titanic disaster on April 15, 1915. "Though gone from view, she remains fixed on the horizon of our imagination, where she steams endlessly, haunting us." from All Stations Distress It was a perfect ship. An oc
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A Day in the Life of Pilgrim & Wampanoag Children - Guided Reading
Explanation: Reading books about children’s lives in the early 1600’s helps students relate better to what life was like in those times. This packet is a guided reading packet for an extremely popular and informative trilogy written by Kate Waters about Pilgrim and Wampanoag children. Students wi
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Bud, Not Buddy [Christopher Paul Curtis] Printable Book Unit
Be sure to check out all three versions of the Bud, Not Buddy Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is the full printable version containing vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skill practice. Version #1 -- Bud, Not Buddy [Christoph
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The Outsiders by Hinton - Essay Packet and Fairness Debate of Gangs
Are you teaching The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and want an engaging discussion to take place regarding who has a better life - the Socs or the Greasers? Who are the actual "outsiders"? Do you want to also practice or teach persuasive essay writing, in a very structured, fool-proof way? If so, this 1
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Multi-Activity Sp3-Sp5 - "María...gracia" Film: HW, Essential Questions, Debate
What happens when María smuggles drugs from Colombia to the U.S. to pursue a better life? During 3-day film viewing of "María llena eres de gracia", we analyze plot, grammar, and six essential questions. Grammar consists of preterite versus imperfect, por versus para, haber. Resource consists of
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Al Capone Does My Shirts Novel Study
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is a historical fiction novel set in the 1930s on the infamous Alcatraz Island. Moose and his family move to the island in hopes of providing a better life for his sister Natalie. Students will enjoy the ups and downs of following Moose’s adventures on
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Una vida mejor - movie activities
Activities to accompay Una vida mejor (A Better Life) DVD (2011). Includes cultural notes in English, pre-movie questions in English, while-you-watch questions in English, and post-movie reflection questions and activities in English. Includes key to while-you-watch questions.
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Advertise a Colony!
More and more Europeans are making the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean with visions and aspirations for a better life. Many already had a destination in mind, but with 13 very different colonies to choose from, this may have been a difficult decision for some. So in this experiential exercise, your
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Appalachia: A Cycle of Poverty - 12 Slide PowerPoint
This twelve-slide PowerPoint discusses the evolution of Appalachia as a mining area and all the stereotypes that accompany the people who live in that region. This presentation shows how poverty is sometimes unavoidable because of the situations in which people live and the exploitation they are sub
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Quality of Life within communities
Have your students reflect on the quality of life within their communities by completing this worksheet based on the OECD Better Life Index. A great activity when talking about communities.
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Reconstruction Review Activity
Students review Reconstruction with this graphic organizer, image analysis, and questions review. Topics covered include scalawags, carpetbaggers, Exodusters, Black Codes, the Freedman's Bureau, the 13th/14th/15th amendments, Johnson's impeachment and more! There are 5 images to analyze (with 4 pr
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"Into the West" TNT miniseries - Episode 2 - Manifest Destiny video questions
Into the West is the TNT miniseries about westward expansion of the United States in the 1800s. The miniseries begins in the 1820s with the two main characters Jacob Wheeler and Loved by the Buffalo. The plot follows the story of two families, one white American, one Native American, as their lives
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's Dream
MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday with this original poem and the accompanying activities. This packet includes the following: * Suggestions for use * Dr. King’s Dream (an original poem) * I dream of a better life…(K-1 Stationer
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Lewis and Clark( Louisiana Purchase): Reader's Theater Script
On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to led the expedition. On May 14, 1804, the expedition called, the Corps of Discover
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