Web Resources for Student Projects
Chicano Mural Art
Chicano mural art grew out of the Chicano Civil Rights and the Farm Worker
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
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.
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.
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. They created illustrated Quickwrites, poetry and graphs after the interviews.