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Chapter 1: 

Video on the history of Mexican Music in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Mural Map of Pacioma Los Angeles Includes a mural of Ritchie Valens 

Buzzfeed quiz on what music type describes your personality in Spanish

Chapter 2

Library of congress information on Mexican immigration to the US in English

PBS video interview with a Mexican laborer on a cherry farm in Washington in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Test of whether you are introverted or extroverted in Spanish

 Video of the effect of music on the brain in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

An online photo exhibit of the history of Hispanic Americans in California   

 

Chapter 3

A video on social mobility in English. The video gets into sociology quite a bit, but some clips may be helpful if the teacher decides to have a discussion on Ritchie’s family’s economic situation. Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

A list of interesting cars from 1950s in Spanish

An article about a man who created an organization to help at risk youth learn about classic cars in English. Note: this article contains sensitive topics such as drug use and may need to be edited before sharing with the class. Please use your discretion.   

An article on the history of Mexican low-riders in LA in English

Chapter 4

Song: Amor Prohibido by Selena Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

A video on the history of tamales in Mississippi in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

A video where Mexican grandmothers rate one another’s tamales in Spanish with English subtitles Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Movie clip from La Bamba of Ritchie’s audition for the Silhouettes in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Chapter 5

An article about the difference between the way that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the US vs Mexico in English Note: this article mentions alcohol consumption  

Video on a brief history of Cinco de Mayo in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Video clip of Little Richard singing Lucille Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Chapter 6

Video of Ritchie Valens singing Come on, lets go Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Short autobiography of Bob Keane in English

An article of famous Latin Americans using their fame for change in English

Interviews with famous Latin Americans about representation in the entertainment industry in Spanish

A list of famous Latin Americans with Hollywood stars in Spanish    

Chapter 7

Video interview with Peggy Sue and Donna in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Travel Vlog LA in one day in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Archives, photos, and articles on Donna in English  

Chapter 8 

A video on the history of the song La Bamba in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Live audio of La Bamba 

Video clip of La Bamba from the movie La Bamba Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Video clip of American Bandstand with Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Chapter 9 

An article on the history of Mariachi in Spanish

A news clip about Flor de Toloache and mariachi in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students – some strong language 

Music video of Flor de Toloache Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Info on the GAC winter dance party tour in English 

Chapter 10

A series of photographs documenting the GAC winter dance party tour 

An article on Ritchie Valens’ last show in English

Chapter 11

Short bio of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens in Spanish Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

News clip about the surf ballroom in English Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

Original news announcement of the death of Richie Valens Note: Please preview videos in their entirety before sharing them with students

An article about the death of Ritchie Valens in Spanish 

Epilogue 

An article on hispanic Americans and the rock and roll hall of fame in English

A critical article on the lack of latino representation in the rock and roll hall of fame in English 

An article on celebrating Ritchie Valens in English

The Ritchie Valens postal stamp in English     

Interview with Lou Diamond Phillips on playing Ritchie Valens in La Bamba in English

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