Today’s post comes from National Archives volunteer Emma Taylor. She is reporting on a recent webinar about teaching with Hispanic-Latinx primary sources that was presented by volunteer Dr. Victoria-Maria MacDonald and education staff at the National Archives.
To celebrate the upcoming birthdays of César Chávez on March 27th and Dolores Huerta on April 10th, we’re sharing documents related to the Hispanic-Latinx experience.
We recently hosted a webinar for educators on teaching with Hispanic-Latinx primary sources from the National Archives.
The first resource we shared is a webpage dedicated to improving access to records related to Hispanic/Latinx heritage. This page gives an overview of records relating to a variety of topics, including education and civil rights, immigration, labor, and notable Hispanics in the United States.
DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents, also includes document analysis tools, teaching activities, and primary sources for teaching about this history.
- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo activity
- El Tratado de Guadalupe-Hidalgo activity
- The Impact of the Immigration Act of 1924 activity
Pair the following documents, photographs, and video footage with one of our textual, photograph, or video analysis worksheets:
- Evidence of poor living conditions for bracero workers
- Telegram from the League of United Latin American Citizens to Representative Cleveland Bailey indicating their support for fighting illegal immigration of Latino workers that was undercutting their pay and employment
- An installment in the United States Information Agency’s series “Vision USA,” which discusses Cesar Chavez’s role in the fight for migrant farm worker rights, including information on the United Farm Workers of America and the National Recovery Administration (NRA) Blue Eagle, and Chavez and Dolores Huerta’s legacy
- Photographs showing demonstrations for immigration rights in the 20th century
- Puerto Rico’s citizenship forms to declare allegiance to the United States
- President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Immigration Act of 1965
You can find even more primary sources related to Hispanic/Latinx rights on DocsTeach. Learn more about our professional development webinars for educators at www.archives.gov/education/distance-learning/professional-development.html.