This resource was adapted using:
Engage NY Grade 5, Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 5
Esperanza Rising – Chapter 5
By Pam Muños Ryan
Building Background knowledge about Mexican Immigration, California, & The Great Depression
This packet is intended to be used with Unit 2, Lesson 5 of Module 1 of New York Engage Curriculum. Students will build background knowledge in order to relate events and historical setting of Chapter 5 in the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muños Ryan.
• Have students work in small groups, and provide each group with a copy of this packet, including the “Note-Catcher” on the last page of the packet, and the quick reference note-sheet. Also provide poster paper, markers, highlighters, etc.
• Students should work with the primary sources (pictures) to create an understanding of the historical setting and time period.
• Have students create posters of the information they learned.
• Allow about 50 minutes for students to work in groups.