-What is the authors or filmmakers major purpose or thesis? A possible response: The author seeks to demonstrate/prove/or show that ______, or The chapter reviews the issue of race and provide strong arguments on its significance;
answers the following questions with one or two-sentence responses for each:
-How does the author or filmmaker support their thesis (arguments, focus, geographical area and data/information that the author uses to support her/his purpose)? Consider the following type of response: The filmmaker meets his/her purpose by providing examples that illustrate his major argument, or The filmmaker focuses on (period, kind of information) to give added support to his major argument in the film.
-How does the article or film engage the general subject of Mexican American history? A suggested response: The author provides an in-depth examination of racial thinking, a central theme in our course, or The author explains immigration as a feature of the concept of the reserve army of labor.