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3rd Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Public Schools

3rd Statewide Summit on Implementing

Mexican American Studies in Texas Public Schools

Saturday, June 30, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX

Here is the link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-naccs-tejas-foco-summit-on-mexican-american-studies-in-tx-schools-tickets-43804909664 

San Antonio will once again host the 3rd Texas Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools. The summit is organized by the National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS) regional conference, Tejas Foco, and the Committee on Mexican American Studies (MAS) Pre-K–12 Education. The one-day event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Northwest Vista College. The summit is free and open to all educators and community members who are interested in workshops on teaching Mexican American History, Literature, and Fine Arts. Those participating can also work in creating a strategic plan for implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas schools. Texas teachers will be eligible to receive up to 8 hours of Continuing Education Hours for attending and participating in this Summit.

 Mexican American and Latinos students comprise 51.3% of school-aged children in the state of Texas and this demographic is expected to grow to 67% by 2050 according to the Hobby Center. Educational research has shown that students who take Mexican American, and other Ethnic Studies courses are more academically engaged, graduate from high school at higher rates, score better on standardized tests, and achieve higher grades in all their courses. The Texas State Board of Education allows individual school districts and schools the option of implementing Mexican American and other Ethnic Studies courses. Currently, we are working toward creating a TEKS based Mexican American Studies Course, which we hope will be available for the Academic Year of 2019-2020. Textbooks and instructional materials focusing on Mexican American, Native American, African American and Asian American Studies are currently in development.

The goals of this Texas Summit on Implementing MAS in Texas Schools is to host workshops in teaching MAS social studies, MAS literature, and how to integrate MAS content into the standard curriculum. We will also be identifying institutional barriers, establish priorities, and develop a plan of action for the implementation of Mexican American Studies in Texas schools from Pre-K to 12th grade and for increasing access to MAS courses and content within the broader community.

This year we will once again be partnering with Mexican American Studies Decolonial Epistemologies Symposium: “Pedagogies of Liberation in Chicana and Chicano Schools and Communities” as part of our programming. It will take place on Friday, June 29th, from 6-9pm at UTSA Downtown. This event will also be free and open to the public. We encourage all of our attendees to attend this important symposium.

Also that week, the Mexican American Studies Program at UTSA will host the 5th Annual Power and Enhancement in Social Studies and Literature Academy from June 25-29th at the Institute of Texan Cultures. For more information, please contact Professor Marie “Keta” Miranda, PhD at 210.458.2675 or marie.miranda@utsa.edu.

NACCS Tejas Foco Committee on PreK-12 Education Invitation

To All National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas Foco 2018 Members and Allies:

The Texas State Board of Education will be casting an historic vote on a Mexican American Studies (MAS) high school course at their next board meeting on April 10-13, 2018, in Austin. The NACCS Tejas Foco Committee on Mexican American Studies in Pre-K-12 Education is organizing a major rally and signing up people to testify in favor of a MAS course for Tuesday, April 10th.

You are invited to a special planning and strategy session for this Texas State Board of Education from 3-4:50 p.m., Friday, February 16 at the NACCS Tejas Foco 2018 conference, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas. Please refer to the conference webpage for updated room information: https://www.naccstejasfoco2018.com.

This will be an information sharing and brainstorming/strategizing session on this major statewide effort for MAS. Items to be discussed will be: a petition, media campaign, legislative strategy, state board of education strategy, and forming planning committee for the MAS demonstration in Austin on April 10th.

There will also be a follow-up meeting on this issue at the regularly scheduled NACCS Tejas Foco Committee for MAS Pre-K-12 meeting on Saturday, February 17th at 3:45 pm. Once again refer to the conference website for room information.

All are invited to attend both meetings. We need your ideas and support for this historic SBOE vote on MAS. Spread the word y allí nos vemos.

Sinceramente,

Christopher Carmona

Chair, NACCS Tejas Foco Committee on Mexican American Studies in PreK-12 Education

NACCS Tejas Foco 3rd Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools from Pre-K-12th Grade

We Have News!!! We have secured a location and date for the next NACCS Tejas Foco MAS in PreK-12 Education Summit!!!

NACCS Tejas Foco 3rd Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools from Pre-K-12th Grade

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, June 30, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration will open in early February 2018.

 

MAS Social Studies Resources

This is a collection of resources that can be used in teaching the Social Studies course.

MA links

MA 2nd Six weeks Test

MA 1st six weeks exam

Hispanic-Heritage-Resource-Packet

MA 2nd Six weeks Test

Citation styleKCAI2

Worksheet-ChicagoStyle

thesis-statements-worksheet

SecondaryLP_PrimarySecondarySources_Web

NepantlaOlga_Lesson

unit3_lesson2

Riots Zoot suit DBQ with activities

mexicanamericansandworldwarii

TheRiseofUnion

11.4 Mexican Revolution Propaganda Piece

mexican_revolution_packet_1 (3)

revleaders_educatorguide

MAS Bundles

This is the curriculum from the Donna High School Dual Enrollment Course created by Juan Carmona. It is listed in bundles (each bundle equals 3 weeks)

MA Bundle 1

U2C3L3_Spanish Explorations

missions[1][1]

Missions outline

Missions Student Worksheets

Spanish colonization Review

Mesoamerican Civilizations lined

mesoamerica earliest americans ppt

mayas

exploration and expansion

Bundle 1 weblinks

Comas-Dias_Evolution_of_Identity

aztecs

castas

 

MA Bundle 2

_texasindependenceworksheet

conflict of cultures Texas Revolution

weblinks for bundle 2

tx_rev_interactve

The Treaty of Velasco

The_Texas_Revolution

_Texas Revolution

QuestionOfAnnexation-Grade4

texas revolution outline

MexicanWar for Independence

Mexican independence reading

Chapter 8 ppt Anglo Immigration

Anglo immigration into Texas outline

MA 1st six weeks exam

MA Bundle 3

Weblinks bundle 3

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo worksheet

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1)

mexicanwar

mexican American War summary

Mexican American war summary questions

lincoln speech matching

Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan

juan cortina worksheet

JoaquinMurrieta (1)

Ethnic-Diversity-in-the-Gold-Rush-adapted

cortina

bear flag revolt

Mexican American war summary questions (2)

mexican American War summary

murrieta and cortina outline

I am Joaquin

MA Bundle 4

weblinks bundle 4

revleaders_educatorguide

Texas_Border_Violence_Worksheet_7

Mexican Revolution ppt

mexican_revolution_packet_1

mexican revolution activity

bandit wars.

11.4 Mexican Revolution Propaganda Piece

 

MA Bundle 5

zoot suit Riots activity

weblinks bundle 5

The_Bracero_Program

Riots Zoot suit DBQ with activities

repatriation2 (1)

migrant workers worksheet

Migrant Workers ppt

Mexican Americans in WWI

mexicanamericansandworldwarii

Mex-Americans in WWII (2)

Lesson 7 Zoot Suit Riots 2 (1)

Bracero Historical Investigation

depression worksheet and essay packet

Fighting on Two Fronts

Fighting on Two Fronts reading questions (2)

world war I and Military service test

fighting on two fronts

Mexican americans in the Depression lecture quiz (2)

Mexican American Labor Rights in the Great Depression (2)

TheRiseofUnion

realities of life and labor

Lesson 7 Zoot Suit Riots 2 (1)

Bracero Historical Investigation

zoot suit Riots activity

mexicanamericansandworldwarii

MA Bundle 6

Weblinks bundle 6

realities of life and labor

TheRiseofUnion

mexican american civil rights

latino resource packet

CesarChavez and civil rights worksheet

hector p. Garcia worksheet

rape in the fields essay questions

Mexican American Labor Rights in the Great Depression (2)

guidelines for skit

MA Bundle 7

Weblinks bundle 7

Los Vendidos_revised

NepantlaOlga_Lesson

folktales+myths+and+legends+notes+-2+new-s8lib9

 

MA Bundle 8

Weblinks bundle 8

civil rights court cases

MA Bundle 10

Worksheet-ChicagoStyle

Weblinks bundle 10

thesis-statements-worksheet

Citation styleKCAI2

SecondaryLP_PrimarySecondarySources_Web