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Ramona-Rebel Dreamweaver

An introduction to the life of the Zapatista leader, Comandanta Ramona, using a short biography. Levels: 3-5, 6-8. Subjects: English, literacy, history, bilingual. Objectives: Learners will be introduced to biographical details of this key figure in the history of the Zapatista movement, examining her role and importance within that movement. This can also be used […]

Comandanta Ramona mural

Ramona-Rebelde Tejedora de Sueños

An introduction to the life of the Zapatista leader, Comandanta Ramona, using a short biography in Spanish. Levels: Intermediate level Spanish. Subjects: Spanish, history. Objectives: Learners will be introduced to biographical details of this key figure in the history of the Zapatista movement, examining her role and importance within that movement. Materials: ‘Ramona-Tejedora de Sueños’ […]

Women in The Zapatista Movement

Reflecting on the role of women in the Zapatista movement, and its importance in their lives. Objectives: This lesson is based on the Schools for Chiapas video “Women in the Zapatista Movement” and aims to examine and familiarize learners with the role of women in the movement, and its significance in their lives. “Women in […]

Ramona, Rebel Dreamweaver

Schools For Chiapas  has translated Juan Machin’s delightful storybook about Comandanta Ramona, ” the indigenous Tzotzil woman of corn, dark as the color of the earth, with a red huipil blouse and obsidian eyes hidden behind a black ski mask, small in stature but giant in dignity.” This easy-to-read short book tells the almost magical story […]