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CERCA Now: Hispanic/Latinx Month


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Additional reading practice, comprehension checks, and discussion questions in under 15 minutes!

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Sonia Sotomayor

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Famous Mexican Americans

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California: Cesar E. Chavez National Monument/ Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz

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Did you know that you can create your own Close Reading & Writing Lessons in ThinkCERCA? 

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Why does Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor think that enacting justice is difficult?

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According to Sandra Cisneros, why is it important for art to reflect diverse communities?

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How did Cesar Chávez apply the principles of nonviolent protest to achieve justice for farm workers?

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Direct Instruction Lessons

Try our leveled direct instruction lessons for key skills and concepts. Audio support and comprehension checks are included.


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CERCA Slides

Ready-made interactive lessons providing 1+ weeks of instruction for remote, hybrid, or traditional classroom environments. View our growing list of 60+ CERCA Slide sets.

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Personal Identity


Personal identity can be perplexing to understand for many of us. We wonder how we become the people we are and wonder about the role our families and others play in shaping it. These readings allow students to explore the concept of identity through a variety of lenses and reflect on their own identity formation, exploring important questions about the impact of how we define ourselves and others. of crisis, and enduring impact.


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