Mexican Repatriation During the 1930s
The period of Mexican repatriation is often referred to as “forgotten” history because it is so rarely taught. Students will read from a variety of sources and learn how racism and anxiety collided during the Great Depression to form nativist views of belonging. Through small group discussion and Socratic Seminar, this lesson challenges students to critically investigate the misremembering of this important history. Prior to this case study, students should have an understanding of the Great Depression. General knowledge of the Mexican-American War is suggested.