"La Bamba" is based on the true story of pop idol, Richie Valens. The film brings alive his music along with relating the touching story of Richie's family, who went from a life as migrant workers to a life of opportunity and promise. The importance of family and perservering to overcome obstacles is highlighted throughout the film.
This activity guide includes a complete unit about the influence of Hispanics on the United States during Richie Valen's era (the 1950's) versus now. Comprehension questions, song activities, a true/false quiz, journal writing activities, and more are included in this guide.
Reproducible, Softbound, 8 1/2" X 11", 41 pages