Media Resources


  • Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy | Media Gallery

    It is estimated that between 500 and 1,000 women went into military service during the American Civil War, yet their contributions to major events of that era are often overlooked, misunderstood, misrepresented, or undocumented. Using excerpts from the documentary film Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy and the remarkable story of Loreta Velazquez as a guide, students will: consider how factors such as gender and race shape our understanding of history.

    REBEL EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 6-12
  • Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle | Media Gallery

    Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, is an investigative look at the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to primary chronicler and supporter of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. In this lesson plan, students will learn about the life and journalism of Ruben Salazar; consider the principles of journalistic objectivity and advocacy journalism and the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to journalistic bias; and examine the current state of journalism and the role that objectivity and bias play in reporting.

    MAN IN THE MIDDLE: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo | Media Gallery

    The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is an intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent, and world-renowned. Kahlo was an eyewitness to a unique pairing of revolution and renaissance that defined the times in which she lived.

    In this lesson plan, students will consider what makes art political, debate the relevance of the term "political art" to Frida Kahlo’s work, and create their own self-portraits using the style of Frida Kahlo as inspiration.

    FRIDA: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-13+
  • El Poeta | Stepping Up: Answering Violence With Non-Violent Action | Media Gallery

    Using excerpts from the VOCES documentary El Poeta, students will learn about Poet Javier Sicilia and the “Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity”; explore the concept of Nonviolent Action and develop a working definition for the term; and learn about the Six Principles of Nonviolence from The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. 

    EL POETA: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Storm that Swept Mexico: Revolutionary Leaders | Media Gallery

    When does working for social change become revolution? In this lesson, accompanied by a the film clip adapted from 'The Storm that Swept Mexico', students will study key figures from the Mexican Revolution, including Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, and discuss what motivated them to take action and the broad range of ways that individuals stand up for their principles and beliefs. Students will also consider how contemporary revolutionaries are harnessing the power of digital media to achieve their goals and will develop and implement their own strategies to work for social change.

    REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Storm that Swept Mexico: Revolutionary Art | Media Gallery

    Following the Mexican Revolution, the Mexican government supported the development of a new school of art to break with the dominance of the European tradition. This new movement sought to create a “real” Mexican art that would strengthen and reaffirm Mexican identity and the values of the Revolution. The Mexican Muralist movement was born as a means to provide a visual narrative of the post-Revolutionary vision of Mexican history and was driven by the ideal that art should be “by the public, for the public.” In this lesson accompanied by a film clip from the documentary 'The Storm that Swept Mexico', students will examine the use of art as historical narrative and social commentary, and create a mural inspired by the Mexican Muralist movement.

    REVOLUTIONARY ART: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Storm that Swept Mexico: Revolutionary Women | Media Gallery

    Women constitute half of the world’s population yet their contributions to major social, cultural and political events are often overlooked, misunderstood, misrepresented, or undocumented. In this lesson accompanied by a film clip adapted from 'The Storm that Swept Mexico', students will discover why women’s participation was crucial to the Mexican Revolution, and how women’s ability to contribute to society changed during the revolutionary period. Through the multimedia extensions, students will explore how gender shapes our understanding of history and continues to impact expectations and opportunities for individuals in the present.

    REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN: EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-12
  • Children of Giant: Stereotypes | Media Gallery

    Children of Giant unearths the deeply wrought emotions surrounding the de-facto segregation of Anglos and Latinos in the small West Texas town of Marfa, before, during, and after the month-long production of George Stevens’ 1956 feature film, Giant, which tells the story of three generations of a powerful Texas ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide between Anglos and Mexican Americans in the Southwest. In this lesson, students will understand the ongoing social impact of stereotypes in film and media and how George Stevens and the makers of Giant both reinforced and attempted to subvert common and pernicious stereotypes of race, class, and gender in 1950’s America. 

    GIANT: STEREOTYPES EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Children of Giant: Intersectionality | Media Gallery

    Children of Giant unearths the deeply wrought emotions surrounding the de-facto segregation of Anglos and Latinos in the small West Texas town of Marfa, before, during, and after the month-long production of George Stevens’ 1956 feature film, Giant, which tells the story of three generations of a powerful Texas ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide between Anglos and Mexican Americans in the Southwest.  In this lesson, students will learn about the important role that the diversity of personal and social identities played in the creation and narrative of Giant and the value of telling and viewing stories through an intersectional lens today.

    GIANT: INTERSECTIONALITY EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Children of Giant: Blackwell School | Media Gallery

    Children of Giant unearths the deeply wrought emotions surrounding the de-facto segregation of Anglos and Latinos in the small West Texas town of Marfa, before, during, and after the month-long production of George Stevens’ 1956 feature film, Giant, which tells the story of three generations of a powerful Texas ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide between Anglos and Mexican Americans in the Southwest.  Using excerpts from the documentary Children of Giant, students will learn about the social issues that were prevalent in Marfa, Texas during the making of the film Giant and the lasting impact they had on the community members.

    GIANT: DE/SEGREGATION EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos | Lost Histories: Media Gallery

    AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film reveals the important role art plays in sorting their memories, celebrating their culture, and treating the long-term impact of their military experience including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Through these film clips and lesson plans, students will consider the forces that shape our understanding of historic events and eras, understand the factors that motivated such a large percentage of Latino servicemen to enlist in the Vietnam War, understand the role of art in recovering from PTSD and explore the personal experiences of Latino Veterans through intimate interviews with Farias, Rodriguez and Garza.

    ALAIR: LOST HISTORIES EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos | PTSD and Art as Therapy: Media Gallery

    AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film reveals the important role art plays in sorting their memories, celebrating their culture, and treating the long-term impact of their military experience including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Through these film clips and lesson plan, students will understand what PTSD is and about its prevalence in the general population, especially among combat veterans. They will also discuss how the specific social and political experiences of Latino veterans interviewed in AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS contributed to their experience of PTSD, and the benefit of art-based therapy in Vietnam Veterans' lives and the lives of veterans of modern warfare.

    AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: PTSD AND ART THERAPY EDUCATOR GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

    Grades: 9-13+

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