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.