I presented at the #AATSP17 conference in Chicago this week on: "Discussing sensitive current issues in the Spanish classroom: A Humane Education approach"
I've gathered some resources for inspiring empathy in civic dialogue when talking about political change and about immigration policy. Here are links to some activities and materials I have used in the Spanish language classroom to spark conversation and reflection.
•Familias sin fronteras (3 min)
•A Family Endures the Tragic Side of Immigration
•Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon: (Trailer)
•Frontline: A Tale of Two Villages
•Buen Viaje – Immigration between Morocco and Spain (Film in Spanish without subtitles here)
•Dying to Live
•Victoria para Chino (in the textbook Rumbos with subtitles in English / Spanish)
•Life in the Deportee Slums of Mexico
•Sin nombre (full length feature film—use with reading Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario)
•Cajas de Cartón: Memorias de un niño campesino de Francisco Jiménez
•Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
•Deported Veterans Support House
•No más muertes / No More Deaths
•Radio Ambulante episodes on immigration