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News and Resources

  Colorado Social Studies Standards

The new Social Studies standards that the Colorado State Board of Education just passed included the reference to the Maestas case in High School Civics. 

 

See here: November recommendations vote (see Amendment 21 reference); Colorado Academic Standards SS June/Aug 2022 (see page 142).

 

Story about the vote:  https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/11/10/23452416/social-studies-standards-inclusive-pass-colorado-state-board-education-lgbtq-holocaust-race-ethnic

 

All the documents from the 11/10 vote are under the 11/10 meeting): https://go.boarddocs.com/co/cde/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CDPQ7566A37A

  San Luis Valley Resources  

Learn about the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

www.sangreheritage.org

Travel Stories App Guided Tour of Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway

https://travelstorys.com/tours/los-caminos-antiguos

San Luis Valley Museums

https://www.museumtrail.org/​​

  SLV Video Resources 

Alamosa Citizen covered the Oct 1 2022 statue dedication event at the Alamosa Justice Center

https://youtu.be/4kQqS4F0k00

Memories of Los Rincones

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/memories-of-los-rincones/

Horno Heritage

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/horno-heritage-a-sense-of-home/?fbclid=IwAR0lVHsF7qmVpHw4pKygvslBuCuDE11GljiOz7a9xkVzkaSLFmNp-M7wmpo

Property fence interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/property-fence-interrupts-150yearold-religious-pilgrimage/

Colorado Voices: Conejos and Costilla Counties (half hour special)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDDBRisd8LE

New exhibit in Fort Garland explores the lesser-known history of enslaved Native Americans

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/fort-garland-museum-and-cultural-center-new-exhibit-kit-carson/

Colorado has a complex land and ethnic history. One student is looking at the correlations.

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/colorado-has-a-complex-land-and-ethnic-history-one-student-is-looking-at-the-correlations/

Junita Martinez of San Francisco speaks on water rights and the acequia tradition

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/drought-and-newcomers-threaten-southern-colorados-traditional-water-systems/

In a small village in southern Colorado, architect Ronald Rael makes an earthy return

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/ronald-rael-returns-to-southern-colorado/

History, culture, wildlife showcased in San Luis Valley’s Rio Grande Natural Area

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/rio-grande-natural-area-san-luis-valley/

Pea Planting on the San Pedro (Social Media Video)

https://www.facebook.com/rmpbs/videos/4419926678030982

Land Rights Council Celebrates Life of Attorney Jeff Goldstein

https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/san-luis-celebrates-life-of-longtime-human-rights-attorney/

Medic recalls anniversary of Wounded Knee 1973
https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/colorado-medic-recalls-wounded-knee-occupation/

 

SLV Reading Resources​​​

La Sociedad: Guardians of Hispanic Culture Along the Rio Grande by Jose A Rivera 

Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado by Virginia Sanchez

The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley by Jared Maxwell Beeton, Nicholas Charles Saenz and Benjamin James Waddell

The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-armed Cross by Virgina McConnall Simmons

Forgotten Cuchareños of the Lower Valley by Virginia Sanchez

Profiles of Prominent Hispanic Graduates, Educators, Citizens, from Adam State College and the San Luis Valley By Dr. Ronald Maestas

The People of El Valle: A History of the Spanish Settlers in the San Luis Valley by Olibama Lopez Tushar

A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series) by Carole M. Counihan

Jose Dario Gallegos: Merchant of the San Luis Valley (Now You Know Bios) by Emerita Romero-Anderson 

Martin Serrano - A Spanish Colonial Family of New Mexico by  Henrietta Martinez Christmas

The Many Faces of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe by Dr. Ronald W. Maestas

La Fe de Mis Amigos, Vecinos, Parientes, y Padres (The Faith of My Friends, Neighbors, Relatives, and Parents)

La Fe de Mis Amigos, Vecinos, Parientes, y Padres (The Faith of My Friends, Neighbors, Relatives, and Parents) Volume 2

by Ronald W. Maestas

La Fe de Mis Amigos, Vecinos, Parientes, y Padres (The Faith of My Friends, Neighbors, Relatives, and Parents) Volume 3 

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