The Bracero Archive: Tracing the Route of a Bracero

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

In this activity, one of three on the Bracero Archive website, students will examine an oral history related to the Bracero worker program and present their research on a map.

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.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)