The social studies office would like to thank the 5th grade teachers for participating in the PD on the integrated ELA/ SS unit focusing on Esperanza Rising and Mexico. The teachers were able to preview the novel, the ELA teaching points, and discuss the historical connections to the Mexican Revolution and the Great Depression. It was wonderful to discuss the rich and complex history of Mexico with the teachers. The unit will get students involved in current events by asking them to form an opinion about the very complex issue of illegal immigration today. Reach out to our coach, Ellie Leach, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for support.