Mexican American History Curriculumby Tony D on 06/26/14
MAS Texas will be providing curriculum, syllabi, lesson plans, and lecture notes through our MAS Texas Tool Kit. We are releasing information slowly, but the MAS Tool Kit will be in full operation July 31. Here are some notes on the Mexican American History 6 week Curriculum created by our colleagues in the Rio Grande Valley.
The curriculum is ready for anyone to use. The first two 6 weeks are the "extended" curriculums and the rest are the basics anyone can use. The goal is to have extended curriculums by the end of the summer which will included the teaching materials.
These documents are important because now schools have the curriculum to build their MAS classes, and only need to modify them for their local district needs. Please distribute widely to locals that are seeking to include the MAS social studies course in their district. I have said before we are working on short deadlines to have courses up and running Fall 2014. So far we have four ISDs committed in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Authors of the curriculum were Victoria Rojas, Mission High School, and Juan Carmona, Donna High School. We will be forwarding teaching materials and resources as the summer moves along.
The Rio Grande Valley Coalition for Border Studies and Mexican American Studies held its first MAS High School workshop on Saturday. Besides the social studies course, we are expanding to include MAS Literature, MAS Fine Arts, and MAS Humanities. The curriculum for these courses will be developed during the summer. The courses are being created through the innovative course sequence.