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Learn About Mexican American History

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Sep 10 2008

Mexican Americans comprise almost 10 percent of the population of the United States. Learn About Mexican American History, a website produced by Steve Mintz, John and Rebeca Moore Professor at the University of Houston, provides resources for weaving their voices into the history curriculum. The guide is a directory to resources of the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

Mexican Voices from Digital History and A History of the Mexican American People by Julian Samora and Patricia Vandel Simon, provide extensive online textual narratives. Primary source documents, a supplemental bibliography, and links to other internet resources round out the extensive materials consolidated on this site.

At the Smithsonian, the interactive Smithsonian Latino Center showcases collections from diverse Latino cultures. The new Kids Corner Site emphasizes Mexican history through interactive activities exploring history, art, artifacts, music, customs and beliefs. The site includes user guides for teachers, K–8.