Centro Teaching Guides

 

 

Memories on the Wall: Education and Enrichment through Community Murals

 

Developed by Raquel M. Ortiz Rodríguez, PhD.

 

 

This Centro teaching guide focuses on the documentary Memories on the Wall: Education and Enrichment through Community Murals. The documentary explores the creative process used by María Domínguez and students from I.S. 406 in conjunction with the exhibit Labor (September 27, 20011 to January 6, 2012, Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery) to create a mural. This guide also looks at select community murals created and directed by Domínguez.  It is one in a series of teaching guides on Puerto Ricans in the United States that the Center for Puerto Rican Studies makes available to middle and secondary school educators to promote a better understanding of the cultural, intellectual and economic contributions of U.S. Puerto Ricans in the public school curriculum.