1. Baylor University Institute for Oral History. Introduction to Oral History. http://www.baylor.edu/Oral_History. 2006.
This website offers guidelines and suggestions for completing oral history projects, much of which has been modified and re-stated in this unit for use by middle school students.
2. Ruth Glasser. Aqui Me Quedo: Puerto Ricans in Connecticut. Hartford: Connecticut Humanities Council, 1997.
This book offers a look at the creation of the Puerto Rican community in Connecticut. In particular, the book offers extensive interviews with members of that community. The book looks at Puerto Ricans throughout the state and talks specifically about New Haven, as well. It traces the evolution of the community from the late nineteenth century through the late 1990's. It is the only source for such information specific to Connecticut of which I am aware.
3. Juan Gonzalez. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.
This book is a comprehensive historical overview of Latinos in America. Particular emphasis is given to Puerto Rican and Mexican immigration. The book also provides a helpful history of United States interaction with Latin America, much of which relates to the tide of immigration into this country in the last century.
4. Robert J. Marzano. Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004.
5. Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock. Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001.
The two books listed above are research-based books detailing approaches to classroom instruction. The books are being used extensively in the re-writing of district curriculum.
Both books offer useable strategies for teachers interested in implementing
6. New Haven Oral History Project. www.yale.edu/
The website includes samples for oral history projects in New Haven and resources for conducting oral history projects, as well as links to other oral history groups around the country.
7. Jacqueline Olvera and Douglas Rae. "Mexican Immigration After Urbanism: The New Haven Case." Unpublished article.
This article chronicles the rapid increase in Mexican immigration in New Haven over the last ten years and also compares it with earlier waves of European immigration. The article is particularly helpful in the way it documents specific numeric data, while also providing an informative analysis of the changes in New Haven's Latino community.