Traditional history programs have long omitted or downplayed the critical role that Hispanics have played in U.S. history. Many activists have advocated and created sweeping social change or contributed to the restitution of societal wrongs through their actions.
Willie Velásquez was a social activist who fought to empower Latino voters through education and voter registration drives. His success in nurturing the Latino voting bloc forever changed the U.S. political landscape.
This free lesson plan (lesson 4) is part of a comprehensive Teach for Justice unit that focuses on five important (and often forgotten) historical figures of the 1900s using articles and mini documentaries as our secondary sources. In this packet for high school students you'll find lesson plans for in-person and virtual learning, as well as essay questions, project based learning options, and research & present topics. Options for worksheets and summative assessments allow for differentiated learning.
Find the complete unit featuring five historical figures here: A More Complete History: Hispanic Activists (Unit 1)
Currently, this unit is available in English only.
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