Call to Teachers: Explore New Roots / Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral Histories
Teachers with particular interests in migration, storytelling, Spanish, bilingual education and teaching with oral histories are encouraged to explore New Roots / Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral Histories.
New Roots / Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral Histories document demographic transformations in the North Carolina by collecting extraordinary stories of Latin American migration, settlement, and integration throughout the state.
These interviews can be used in high and low tech classrooms to engage students with the political, social, linguistic, cultural and human elements of Latino immigration in North Carolina. In-depth interviews in this collection are in Spanish or English and include immigrants, US-born second generations, professionals who work with immigrants, policy-makers, religious leaders, educators, students, and local business owners.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides access to these 175+ interviews which tell stories of courage and perseverance that chronicle journeys by foot, car, train and bus over thousands of miles from Mexican and Central American homelands, and the experiences of settling in rural and urban places unfamiliar with Spanish-speaking cultures.
For lesson ideas, classroom resources, upcoming training and events, or to plan a class or community center visit with New Roots staff, please join the New Roots listserv.