Symposium Summer 2021

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Summer 7-21-2021


United States, Industrialization, Mexico, Borderlands, Texas, South Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Geography, Regional History, Regional Significance, Regional Industry, TEKS, Public School, Place-Based Curriculum, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy


TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills): History 1A - Analyze significant physical features and environmental conditions that have influenced the past and migration patterns and have shaped the distribution of cultural groups today. History 2A - describe the human and physical characteristics of the same regions at different periods of time to analyze relationships between past events and current conditions. Geography 6B - explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities.

Lesson objective(s): 1. TLW connect industrialization in the RGV with the prevalence of Latino culture and agricultural modernization. 2. TLW identify economic and environmental push and pull factors that influenced population growth in the RGV.

Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: Incorporation of personal stories of agriculture and agricultural labor/activism/leadership within student's own families and how that has influenced their cultural and economic views. Utilize cognates (English/Spanish) to further solidify understanding of concepts. Implement visuals from presentation to make connections with agricultural industrialization/ modern visuals that represent industry in the area.


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