LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. Even thought the documentary has already aired on KLRU, the bilingual project includes continues. Here is how you can get involved:
LEARN: The project has 14 classroom-ready multi-media educational curriculum modules, designed for Grades 7-12. All materials are aligned to relevant Common Core and National Social Studies Standards, and are available in English and Spanish. Access them now at pbs.org/latino-americans/en/
EXPLORE: The project website pbs.org/latinoamericans has an interactive timeline with key moments in Latino American history, as well as a blog where Latino writers from diverse backgrounds share stories on identity, education, history and activism/politics.
SHARE: Right now you can share your experiences and thoughts on cultural traditions and identity as part of the LATINO AMERICANS project. Submit video stories at pbs.org/latinoamericans. Watch KLRU’S Mi Historia video stories at klru.org/mihistoria
GET SOCIAL: Join the conversation on Twitter with project hashtag #LatinosPBS.
READ: the companion book by Ray Suarez, Chief National Correspondent for PBS NEWSHOUR. Available on shoppbs
ORGANIZE: Want to host your own screening of LATINO AMERICANS Contact LatinosPBS@gmail.com to request materials, including a 48-minute DVD with excerpts from the series and a suggested discussion guide.
WATCH: You can watch all six episodes of LATINO AMERICANS now at pbs.org/latinoamericans, and purchase the DVD and book at ShopPBS.org. The series originally premiered on PBS September 17, September 24 and October 1,
as well as on Vme, the Spanish-language channel on public television, beginning September 20, 2013