Archive | 2014

Brightly decorated candy skulls are a mainstay of Day of the Dead celebrations held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 in many Mexican communities.

Ramona, Day of the Dead, and Halloween

As October comes to a close, the ghoulish skeletons and masks of Halloween once again compete with candy skulls and “bone-bread” of Day of the Dead for our students’ attention. Many teachers in U.S. public schools, particularly those with predominately Mexican students, include Day of the Dead imagery in their classrooms in addition to Halloween articles. Perhaps in addition to sharing marigolds and Pan de los Muertos with your students this year for Day of the Dead, you might also consider reading the outstanding new classroom book, “Ramona: Rebel Dreamweaver”.

TEACH CHIAPAS: Autonomy and teaching about the Zapatistas

TEACH CHIAPAS features delightful stories and snappy videos, interactive timelines and colorful maps, primary source Zapatista materials and photo galleries, social media and up-to-date newsletters, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Much of the English language content, classroom videos, photos, and lesson plans have never been available before…certainly there’s never been an English language resource like TEACH CHIAPAS.

¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas? ~ Celebrando el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas

Para celebrar el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas 2014, Escuelas para Chiapas tiene el orgullo de anunciar el lanzamiento de nuestro nuevo video educativo “¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas?” (Para inglés, haz click aquí/For English, click here) “¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas?” es un video corto para estudiantes y educadores que ofrece una introducción clara y básica […]

Justice for the student teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Ayotzinapa: Zapatistas support student teachers

To the students of the Escuela Normal of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, and to your family members, classmates, teachers, and friends, we simply want to let you know that:

You are not alone. / Your pain is our pain. / Your dignified rage is ours also.

To the compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth in Mexico and the world, we call on you to mobilize, according to your means and ways, in support of the community of the Escuela Normal in Ayotzinapa, and in demand of true justice.