Teaching Materials

Resources & Activities to use with CUNY 1969

The following materials were developed by faculty who used the CUNY 1969 project as a teaching tool in their classes. Each entry contains a downloadable file and/or instructions for the assignment or activity.

Entries

Final project, Research assignment

Corridos Digital Album: Latina Stories Told Through Song

This teaching material was developed by Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana, Baruch College. The assignment asks students to research and tell the story of a Latina figure, a conflict, or an event that involves social struggles affecting Latinas, draw from archives such as the CUNY 1969 project, and link the message of the corrido to present-day issues.
Lesson plan

The Five Demands and Literacy Sponsorship

This teaching material was developed by L Torres, Queens College. The assignment asks students to learn about and critically reflect on The 5 Demands, the student-led takeover of CUNY in 1969 by taking personal inventory of movements that may have shaped their life, researching and analyzing specific goals of the 1969 movement and creating solid arguments/talking points for a revolutionary, in-class conversation in favor of equitable literacy sponsorship and educational spaces.
Visual analysis

Liberatory Collaborative Visualizations: A Philosophical Exploration of “CUNY 1969”

This teaching material was developed by Casandra Silva Sibilin, York College. The assignment asks students to explore the CUNY 1969 website in search of philosophical and timeless issues and choose a page or primary source to analyze and represent with a visualization.
Fieldwork, Writing assignment

Read, Reflect, Question, Investigate and Write: A Two-Part Social Movement Assignment for Students of Cultural Anthropology

This teaching material was developed by Antonia M. Santangelo, York College. The assignment asks students to focus specifically on the events that occurred before and after students submitted the “18 Demands” to the Brooklyn College administration, write a reflective essay, and conduct an interview.
Final project, Social media, Writing assignment

(Re)Mapping Monuments: Memory, Identity, and History

This teaching material was developed by Dr. Keisha Allan, Baruch College. The assignment asks students to create one or more visual social media posts to use monuments as the vehicle through which they create their own narratives about CUNY’s history of student activism.
Writing assignment

Writing Project 1: CUNY 1969 OpEd

This teaching material was developed by Olivia Wood, The City College of New York. The assignment asks students to create a collective class newspaper responding to issues relating to City College and CUNY in conversation with real students and teachers from the past, using the CUNY 1969 Project.
Social media

Mid-Stakes “Checkpoint” Assignment

This teaching material was developed by Rebecca L. Salois, PhD, Baruch College. The assignment asks students create one or more visual social media posts to demonstrate their knowledge of the CUNY 1969 Project and the influence and/or impact it has had on today’s world.
Final project, Research assignment

Reimagining the Archive

This teaching material was developed by Dasharah Green, Baruch College & Lehman College. The assignment asks students to develop a critical framework for how to reimagine, rediscover, and engage with storytelling and build their own interpretations of history and archival material.
Final project, Research assignment, Writing assignment

Sample Assignment Sequence for English 2150

This teaching material was developed by Mary Gryctko, PhD, Baruch College. The assignment asks students to engage in a series of individual and group activities leading up to building a final ‘call to action’ artifact.
Final project, Writing assignment

Anti-racism and You

This teaching material was developed by Sharifa Hampton, Department of Black and Latino Studies, Baruch College. The assignment asks students to create their own manifestos, inspired by the Five Demands.