TAVP In the Classroom: International School of the Americas

TAVP regularly collaborates with educators at a variety of institutions. From St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, to the University of Texas at Austin, to Southwestern University, to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, we’ve marveled at the creative ways educators have incorporated our archived materials into their lesson plans.

In Fall 2014, TAVP collaborated with artist Mark Menjivar and history teacher Ryan Sprott to create an elective course at the International School of the Americas, a public magnet in San Antonio, Texas. Using TAVP’s digital archive, the class began with an exploration of the death penalty through diverse perspectives. Students participated in dialogue-based and research-based activities as well as artistic projects that focused on incarceration and capital punishment.