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Pasos Urbanos Exhibit

Subject - ELAR: English Language Arts and Reading Course - E4: English IV Section - E4: Knowledge and Skills Strand - E4: Reading    Component - E4: Comprehension of Informational Text Subsection - E4: Culture and History

Knowledge & Skill Statement - E4.8: Students will analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to: Student Expectation

E4.8A: Analyze the consistency and clarity of the expression of the controlling idea and the ways in which the organizational and rhetorical patterns of text support or confound the author's meaning or purpose.

We will tour the El Paso Museum of History's Pasos Urbanos exhibit and determine cultural similarities and differences portrayed in the photographs.

Students will take focused notes annotating the similarities and differences noticed in the exhibits photos by marking who, what, when, where, and why notes when possible.

I will write a reflection of my findings on the trip providing my teacher with a complete compare and contrast essay.

El Paso Museum of History Exhibit

The Pasos Urbanos Exhibit contains images from photographers from within 150 miles of Downtown El Paso, to include Ciudad Juarez. This photography event is meant to share the past, present, and the future of the binational culture of the El Paso community.

Almost 500 images were submitted from 98 photographers. Of the images submitted, 38 have been selected for display from 53 different photographers. The photographs were selected by a panel of notable El Paso and Juarez photographers.

El Paso, Juarez photographers wanted for History Museum Exhibit



Assignment Requirements

Students will compare and contrast cultural differences they find within the photographs depicted in Pasos Urbanos.

1.  Explain the different cultures

2.  What within the photographs provides you with evidence of those cultures?

3.  Where were the photographs taken?

4.  When were the photographs taken?

5.  Why do you feel the cultures are different/same?

6.  How can you tell the cultures are different/same?

7. Use focused notes to take notes.

8. Write a complete compare and contrast essay.