Soon I am going to be starting an AP unit on migration with my native and heritage Spanish speakers.  While such a unit could focus on immigration to the United States, and illegal immigration in particular, I do not want to focus solely on such a heavy theme with young people who quite possibly may be dealing with the issue in their own lives.  Therefore, I decided to focus on the idea of movement, such as pilgrimages and life journeys, in addition to immigration.  Some ideas I have for this unit are:

  • El alquimista: The main character, Santiago, journeys from Andalucía to the pyramids in Egypt
  • El Camino de Santiago:  I love this topic, so many great resources available
  • immigration to Spain from Africa
  • migrant workers and short stories from Cajas de cartón
  • immigration to Argentina: I found an article at an online magazine called Veinte Mundos, and and article in an AP resource that I have
  • the short story “Las medias rojas” by Emilia Pardo Bazán

Here’s a resource about migration to Spain:


And another about migration from Cuba to the US:


Resources for the song “Clandestino” by Manu Chao


http://tinyurl.com/phz4v98 (from elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com)


Resources about Spain/Africa and Cuba/US

A unit about immigration by Kara Jacobs



Immigration songs



As I work on the unit, I hope to add more resources here.

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2 Responses to Migration

  1. karacjacobs says:

    Hola Wendy! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Another great song for immigration from Africa to Spain is “Papeles Mojados” by Chambao http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8aNCtTHW4

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