Pharr Riots of 1971

By teacher implemented strategies such as, direct instruction, inquiry and small groups, students will acquire knowledge on the riots that occured in Pharr, Texas in 1971. Teacher will engage students with essential questions, an article, and open discussion. Students will then conduct structured research that describes and defines the Pharr Riot. They will compare their discoveries to research of discrimination all over the United States. Students will then demonstrate their understanding through formative assessment, summative assessment and a comprehensive project. Teacher is prompted to teach this lesson during the week celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., as discrimination and racism play a big role. Students can then make a connection between their community and the history being taught (place-based education).


Idani Banuelos, Yulissa Rangel, and April Santillan