Precious Knowledge reports from the frontlines of one of the most contentious battles in public education in recent memory, the fight over Mexican American studies programs in Arizona public schools. The film interweaves the stories of several students enrolled in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School with interviews with teachers, parents, school officials, and the lawmakers who wish to outlaw the classes.
Builds off of the East L.A. Walkouts of 1968. Offering historical context, how the Walkouts extended to Tucson historically and how, unfortunately, it seems we are still repeating injustices.
Film Guide, Where to Stream the Film (in many areas for free), Handout with comprehension/analysis/vocabulary expansion and extension activities, Answer Key included.
Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Chicano Studies, Spanish for Native Speakers, Mexican-American Studies