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Tomas Rivera Migrant Worker Narratives
Style MLA HEADING Essays should be typed. Cover page 12 size, Times New Roman Font, Proper Manuscript Form 1 ½ page long/Double Spaced. NO MORE THAN 2 pages long.
Introduction You are writing in first person. (I) Begin the story from Mexico. Narrate your journey to the United States. How did you get here? Were you alone? Did you come with your family? Were you part of the 250,000 temporary workers brought to the US by the government?
Body Paragraphs Describe your first impressions of the United States. Did you miss Mexico? Describe how you were treated by “Americans” Did you get a job? Describe in detail what kind of work you did. What were the working conditions like? Did you get paid? How much?
Body Paragraphs What did you eat? Where did you sleep? What were you most afraid of? Did you encounter racism? Explain. What did the other migrant workers go through? How did you all help one another survive? How did the migrant workers treat one another?
Conclusion Will you continue working in the US? Will you go to school? Do you think about moving back to Mexico? What can you do to help other migrant workers? Finish telling me about your story, your experience as a migrant worker.
Themes Example: Dehumanization, child labor, poverty, lost hope, feeling helpless, family ties, religion, tradition, suffering, racism, working conditions, fields, Gott ist Tott. Etc.