Radio Venceremos Audio Collection (Primary Sources)

Radio Venceremos Audio Collection (Primary Sources)

Radio Venceremos, the rebel radio station that broadcast from the mountains of Morazán, El Salvador during the eleven year Salvadoran Civil War (1981-1992), produced an important collection of recordings that contain valuable historic, anthropologic and ethnographic information, particularly in regards to human rights violations during an era of social transformation in Central America.

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Students will learn about Chicano Studies pioneer Américo Paredes through his literature and activism. Students will learn about ethnography as a research method and form of analysis. Students will come away with a historical perspective of the value of oral transmission of heritage such as the corrido, oral histories, and poetry. Students will compose a poem or song and combine it with images to create a digital video or interview a family member or community elder to document local history.