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Objectives of MAS Academy:

The Academy provides Mexican American Studies content through cultural and historical analysis fostering education as a critical practice. We hope to give the best historical and literary information for instructors to take back to their students and enrich their classrooms.

• Learn content area for instruction of Mexican American history, social studies, literature
• Meet TEKS content curriculum knowledge
• Acquire instructional tools to create a social studies and literature curriculum


TEKS Objectives that will be covered:

7.2F, 7.6D, 7.7D, 7.7F, 7.17A, 7.3C, 7.5B, 7.6A-D, 7.7A, 7.7F, 7.9D, 7.11, 7.10, 7.5, 7.17A, 7.19B, 8.1A, 8.23C, 9.C, 8.6B-C,8.23D, 8.29E, 8.29A, 8.29D,
US.4F, US.9F, US.3B
Middle school
CH 113.18-B, 1.A-B, B.15, B.16, CH 113.19, B.1, B.2, B.5-6, B.19



Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30p
Friday 8:30am-1 :30pm
All sessions at the Institute of Texan Cultures: 801 E Cesar E. Chavez Blvd

Morning Sessions:

• Historical forces that shaped Mexican American people as a bicultural community
• The Mexican American experience in Texas
• State history and TEKS readiness

Afternoon Sessions:

• Classroom curriculum materials and resources to meetTEKS
• Presentations from distinguished faculty in the field of MAS
• Visits to the Institute of Texas Cultures and special teacher tours of the exhibit: Los Tejanos

Reading Assignments:

• Mon-Read Montejano Part One and Two
• Tues-Read Montejano Part Three and Four
• Wed-Read Ruiz, Chapter 2 and 5-group presentations
• Thursday-Project Demonstration
• Friday-Presentations and summaries


Course Texts

David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas 1836-1986, University of Texas Press.
Vicki Ruiz, From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women 20th Century America, Oxford Press

• We encourage purchasing and reading course texts before class
• Bring Laptops, scope and sequence, year-at­glace, or any other documents that you may use in unit and lesson planning


General Information

There is a non-refundable $50 fee that may be paid by the first day of the Academy
Checks to be made to: "UTSA BBUMAS"
Send to:
Bicultural-Bilingual Studies-MAS
Main Building
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Contact Information:

Sign Up TODAY!
Contact the UTSA Mexican American Studies Office

MAS SS Teacher's Academy

8:30 - 4:40 p.m.



Institute of Texan Cultures


June 17-21, 2019


$50; Register:


Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies; Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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