United States, Mexico, Borderlands, Texas, South Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley, The Magic Valley, Geography, Regional History, Regional Significance, TEKS, Public School, Place-Based Curriculum, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills): Economic and Social development of a region. 28B Analyzing information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause- and effect relationships, comparing and contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations, making predictions, drawing inferences, and drawing conclusions.
Lesson objective(s): 1.Analyze the factors that let to the economic development of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. 2.Describe the Labor, technology, crops, and demographics that were used to develop agriculture in the region. 3.Describe how the moniker "The Magic Valley," was used to attract investors willing to farm in the Rio Grande Valley.
Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: PowerPoints, videos, Personal pictures, Maps, Digital Story of the Old Hidalgo Pump House, pictures of the Rio Grande River
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Barrón, Bernice, "Lesson Plan, U.S. History, 11th Grade" (2021). Symposium Summer 2021. 66.