For Teachers

UW Chicano Mural

Targeted Length: Three 30-Minute class periods

 Created by Danielle Woods (ELTEP) and Gonzalo Guzman (EDLPS)

Objective: This lesson is designed to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a part of the documentation and creation of history. Students will understand what the Chicano Movement was, and also how those involved impacted the movement through their art.

Teacher Material

Lesson Plan in printable pdf format

Lesson Plan in Word.doc format

For more background teachers should read “The Chicano Movement in Washington State 1967-2006” by Oscar Rosales:

Student Material

Oral history video of Emilio Aguayo (

Excerpt from “Yo Soy Joaquín” by Rodolfo Corky Gonzales (last stanza) - included in Lesson Plan

"Aztlan" mural by Emilio Aguayo, Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington

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