Web Resources for Student Projects

Chicano Mural Art
http://www.sparcmurals.com/present/cmt/cmt.html
Chicano mural art grew out of the Chicano Civil Rights and the Frameworker Movements. Activism emphasized poster-making and mural painting to disseminate information and to communicate demands to the masses, literate and non-literate.
 
UCLA César E. Chávez Center Digital Mural Lab at SPARC
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/chavez/cccdigmurallab.htm
See examples of the interesting concept of using the computer as a tool for creating public mural art.
 
Voices from the Field: Interviews with Students from Migrant Farmworker Families
http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/jeilms/vol14/martinez.htm
This article, written by researchers in Florida, has valuable information about the experiences of migrant worker children. It is a model of the type of technical writing high school students might do after completion of the interview activity.
 
Project Fresca
http://equity4.clmer.csulb.edu/netshare/cti/%20FOR
%20PSRTEC%20WEBSITE/Amada%20and%20Michelle/index.html
This bilingual site is a model 3rd and 5th grade ESL student project created at Mar Vista School in the Ocean View School District. Students interviewed family members and workers from the strawberry fields in Oxnard. They created illustrated quick writes, poetry and graphs after the interviews.