Tejas Foco Highlight: Teaching M.A.S. Más: Mexican American Topics in schools…NOW!!!by Tony Diaz on 01/25/15
2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference
Lone Star College-North Harris
Feb. 26-28, 2015
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015,
Session II: 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Teaching M.A.S. Más: Mexican American Topics in schools…NOW!!!
This last year has been one of struggle in order offer our students unbiased looks at the history and legacy of the contributions of the Mexican American people to our nation. Texas, with a growing Latino population, has a responsibility to help our students understand how Latinos have shared in the shaping of the state’s history and how they will continue to have a stake in the future, economically, socially, and culturally. Unfortunately, our youth have not received this opportunity in traditional history classes, or even in elective social studies classes, frustrating the efforts of educators that want to present the positive impact that Mexican Americans are having. This presentation will show how there is a way to implement the class into the classroom now, through LOTE (languages other than English), as well as some of the topics that are discussed in the class, including projects and readings.
Agustin Loredo, Mexican American Topics Instructor, South Houston High School , School Board Trustee-GCCISD, Librotraficante,Laura Acosta. CTE Coordinator-BHHS, NHI Project Administrator Greater Baytown, Librotraficante