Mexican Americans in the 1930s

Rubric

To answer these questions correctly, students must explain how the letter is related to the Great Depression and Mexican Repatriation. To answer Question 1, students may explain that the Great Depression intensified anti-immigrant sentiments and scapegoating like that included in this letter. Alternatively, students may reason that McClatchy wrote to Congress about how to solve the “problem of unemployment” because the unemployment rate was very high during the Great Depression. To answer Question 2, students must connect the xenophobia and racism against Mexicans conveyed in the letter with Mexican Repatriation.

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between the letter and the Great Depression.

 

Question 2: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between the letter and Mexican Repatriation.

Emergent

Question 1: Student identifies a relevant connection between the letter and the Great Depression but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection.

 

Question 2: Student identifies a relevant connection between the letter and Mexican Repatriation but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection.

Basic

Question 1: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how the letter is connected to the Great Depression.

 

Question 2: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how the letter is connected to Mexican Repatriation.