El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan sets the theme that the Chicanos (La Raza de Bronze ) must use their nationalism as the key or common denominator for mass. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, drafted at the Denver Youth Conference of , was perhaps the single most important philosophical document. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan [The Spiritual Plan of Aztlan] calls on Chicanos to assert their nationalism by mobilizing the masses and realizing a free, independent.

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Plan De Aztlan: Early Chicano Activism

They in turn offer their responsibility and their lives for their people. We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. rl

This aztlqn needs additional citations for verification. In the Trenches of Academe. University of Arizona Press, Restitution for past economic slavery, political exploitation, ethnic and cultural psychological destruction and denial of civil and human rights.

After that, the instructor should introduce the Chicano movement, roughly sketching its origin in student movements in major cities across the U. The purpose of this lesson plan is to help students understand how the Chicano movement impacted Mexican American-immigrant relations and the importance of identity. Using what was covered in the previous lesson, what parts of this text stand out as particularly radical or as a significant departure from the Mexican American mainstream?

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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The lecture will help create connections between what the students experienced during the simulation to what Mexican American and Mexican immigrant communities have experienced throughout their historical relationship, developing empathy within the students.


The lesson will end with a take-home portion where students can reflect on their experiences within the lesson. This reading will help students develop a concrete sense of the impact the Chicano movement had on Mexican American and Mexican immigrant relations. Due to this highly multicultural and multiracial heritage, Mexican Americans have been given various labels throughout the course of their history. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Take advantage of cool temperatures and clear skies this winter by exploring some of these hikes that will start your new year off right.

Students should then turn to small groups to discuss what they wrote. Awareness zatlan distribution of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan. Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by nationalism and the Chicano defense units. Simply put, the mainstream perception among Mexican Americans was that Mexican immigrants created extra competition for jobs and exacerbated many of the socioeconomic problems experienced by the Mexican American community.

Now students should all come together to discuss the document as an entire class. For the rest of the simulation, the instructor should play the role of the US government — but under a different name.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán

Creation of an independent zztlan, regional, and national political party. The instructor should make sure that the class is more or less established in a organized manner, preferably in rows, but with enough space for students to move around.


After they complete the simulation, they will be asked aztan reflect on the experience, before the instructor gives a short lecture. Over the course of the century, Mexican immigrants arrived in the U.

El Plah de Aztlan is the plan of liberation. However, this narrative of immigration from Mexico to the US has been paralleled by a another narrative: UNITY in the thinking of espiriitual people concerning the barrios, the pueblo, the campo, the land, the poor, the middle class, the professional-all committed to the liberation of La Raza.

Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: The plan presented for the first time a clear statement of the growing nationalist consciousness of the Chicano people.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America. La Familia de La Raza!

Our struggle then must be for the control of our barrios, campos, pueblos, lands, our economy, our culture, and our political life. UNITY in the thinking of our people concerning the barrios, the pueblo, the campo, the land, the poor, the middle class, the professional -all committed to the liberation of La Raza.