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This book is about the Pecan shellers strike in San Antonio. On January 31, 1938, some 10,000 pecan plant workers walked off their jobs in San Antonio. The strikers — primarily Mexican-American women — were fed up with toiling in the city’s stuffy, tuberculosis-inducing pecan-shelling plants, shredding their fingers for 6 cents a pound. Activist Emma Tenayuca, nicknamed “La Pasionaria” for her fiery personality,...
Visual and interesting practice cards to help students prepare for tests.
How do you use loop cards? Loop cards, also known as 'follow me cards', provide a matching activity for your entire class. You should generate one for each student, so each student, when matched on either side, becomes a part of the loop. Shuffle them before you give them out.
How to use WORD SPLASH: 1. Students work in pairs. Each person will need a reading journal or sheet of notebook paper and a pencil. 2. As a pre-reading activity, display an overhead that relates to the article to be read. Explain that the words that the students are looking at relate to the article that they will be reading about. Read the words aloud to students. 3. Tell the students that they need to connect two...
An article from the National Library of Medicine on Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks.
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