Part of Greenwood’s new Historical Exploration of Literature series, this book provides teachers with ready-reference works that align language arts and social studies standards for secondary classes on the topic of the Chicano Movement. It will serve to help students better understand key pieces in American literature from the Chicano Movement by putting them in the context of history, society, and culture through historical context essays, literary analysis, chronologies, documents, and suggestions for discussion and further research.
The book includes works such as Bless Me Última by Rudolfo Anaya (1972), This Migrant Earth by Tomás Rivera (1970), The Revolt of the Cockroach People by Oscar Z. Acosta (1973), and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (1984). The book also supplies additional information in the form of chronologies, historical context essays, and primary document excerpts that support understanding of the historical period, as well as materials such as activities, lesson plans, discussion questions, topics for further research, and suggested readings.
- Offers a one-stop reference work for teachers covering the Chicano Movement as well as their students
- Integrates and aligns material for American literature and social studies curriculum
- Focuses on innovative literary works that align with the ELA Common Core Standards
- Provides tools to support literary works—analysis, history, document excerpts, and discussion questions