Una Vida, Dos Países is accompanied by an English-Spanish bilingual curriculum for secondary students. The first lesson introduces the film and the following lessons address key themes addressed in the film: identity, languages, economics and policies. The five-lesson unit concludes with three options for a final project that brings together the themes and requires students to apply and extend their learning from the film and unit.

Teacher’s Guide 

The Guía de Apoyo a Docentes con Estudiantes Transfronterizos: Alumnos de Educación Básica y Media Superior [Guide to Support Teachers of Transborder Students: Primary and Secondary Students] is a resource for teachers in Mexico.  

The guide includes four sections:

  1. New Dreamer Stories
  2. Socio-emotional Support
  3. Spanish Pedagogy
  4. English Growth

The guide was created in collaboration with the New Dreamers from CETis #124 High School in Tlacolula, Oaxaca and graduate students from the Critical Languages Program at The Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO).