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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
African Americans in el Paso by
Call Number: 976.4 DAI
Publication Date: 2014-09-29
El Paso's African American community can trace its origins back to the 16th century, when the black Moor known as Esteban roamed the southwest.
Children of Colonias Project: Through Our Own Lenses by
Call Number: 972.1 SOU
Publication Date: 2000
A collection of photographs of children in the colonias of El Paso, TX.
El Paso's Manhattan Heights by
Call Number: 976.4 PET
Publication Date: 2011-09-19
Manhattan Heights Historic District can trace its beginnings to June 9, 1899, when paperwork was filed by El Paso and New York investors to begin the process of opening the Federal Copper Company. By 1912, however, the smelter was closed and demolished.
El Paso, 1850-1950 by
Call Number: 976.4 MUR
Publication Date: 2009-09-09
Located at the far western tip of Texas, the city of El Paso is bordered on the north by New Mexico and on the south by the city of Juarez, Mexico. The area's recorded history dates back more than 400 years when Spanish missionaries gave the region its name: El Paso del Norté, or The Pass of the North. Between 1850 and 1950, El Paso's growth was influenced by a variety of people and events.
El Paso Chronicles by
Call Number: 976.4 MET
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
El Paso in Pictures by
Call Number: 976.4 MAN
Publication Date: 1971-12-01
Beginning with drawings and woodcuts depicting the days before photography, this book follows the story of life at the Pass of the North, documenting change as El Paso took shape and grew from a dirt-street frontier town into a modern city in the 1970s.
It's an el Paso Thing
Call Number: 976.4 ITS
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Mexican Americans in Texas History by
Call Number: 976.4 MEX
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
The contributions and influences of Mexican Americans in Texas history have been many and significant. Only in recent decades, however, have historians adequately told this story. The enormous strides made in the study of Mexican-origin people in Texas are reflected in this important new book of essays.
A Place in el Paso by
Call Number: 976.4 LOP
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city: the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit-flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the "money boys" who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Juárez, and the mischief of children entertaining themselves in the streets. López-Stafford shows readers El Paso through the eyes of Yoya--short for Gloria--the high-spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins.
San Elizario by
Call Number: 976.4 HEN
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
This first documented history of San Elizario in the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods to 1900, utilizes Spanish and Mexican sources, particularly the Juarez Archive. It reveals that Spanish officials constructed this 1200 square foot fortress primarily to administer an Apache peace colony, in time the largest on the northern frontier.
Tom Lea by
Call Number: 709.04 TOM
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Tom Lea, internationally known artist and author, in early 1994 recorded a series of interviews with Adair Margo for the University of Texas at El Paso' Institute of Oral History. In the spring, a retrospective exhibition on his art work was held at the El Paso Museum of Art, UTEP' Centennial Museum, and the Adair Margo Gallery.
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.