The Bracero Archive-Learning From Photos

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

In this activity, one of three on the Bracero Archive website, students will discuss their thoughts on immigration, learn about the Bracero labor program, and use photographs to develop deeper understandings of the Bracero labor program.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is part of a consortium of museums, universities, and cultural institutions documenting and preserving the history of the bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942-1964 on short-term labor contracts.