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Teaching Anything for Selena

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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Common Core State Standards

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Anything for Selena is a powerful podcast about belonging told through an exploration of the impact of Selena Quintanilla on the podcast host Maria Garcia, millions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans, and on American culture. For educators, the podcast can be used to explore issues of identity, belonging, and the U.S./Mexican border. The guide is structured around three guiding questions:

  1. What does it take for people to feel at home in their identity and their community?
  2. What role do images in media play in the way we develop our identities?
  3. How does seeing our stories represented publicly impact how we see ourselves?

#6 Partner Lesson of 2021

Standards

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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1 Review
Thank you! We are in the middle of discussing the first Episode of Anything for Selena. My students are engaged in a discussion about how to create a sense of belonging for everyone in our school and what prevents us from do so.
caro66martinez_4047016
August 31, 2021

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