Educational Resources

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Sign marking Olvera Street in Los Angeles
Roots of El Pueblo - The Beginning of Los Angeles

Roots of El Pueblo - The Beginning of Los Angeles

This 20-minute documentary - examines the multi-ethnic history of the people who came to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles from its founding in 1781 to the present time.

Illustration of a boy at a chalkboard
El Pueblo Storytime Session: "Have You Thanked An Inventor Today?"

El Pueblo Storytime Session: "Have You Thanked An Inventor Today?"

In honor of Black History Month, El Pueblo presents a special storytime session of the children's book: "Have You Thanked An Inventor Today?" written by Patrice McLaurin and illustrated by Dian Wang.

Breaking Barriers AN Exhibition in honor of African American Heritage Month & National Women's History Month
Online Exhibit: Breaking Barriers

Online Exhibit: Breaking Barriers

View this exhibition in honor of African American Heritage month and National Women's History month online. 

Family-Friendly, At-Home Workshops

Click the links below to find detailed instructions on family-friendly workshops that can be done with just a few common supplies. Enjoy!

Fun Activities for Students at El Pueblo de Los Angeles

 

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Scavenger Hunt

One of the best ways to learn about the history of El Pueblo, especially for kids, is to try this Scavenger Hunt.

Make it a competition between multiple student groups, and you will see them running from museum to museum, checking historical markers and plaques, trying to complete all the questions.
 

America Tropical Educational Activity Book

The great Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros painted the mural America Tropical in 1932 on a second story wall of the Italian Hall. It was immediately controversial and later whitewashed due to its political content. A partnership between the City of Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute re-unveiled the mural to the public in 2012. The site includes a rooftop viewing platform, protective shelter, and an interpretive center located in the Sepulveda House on Olvera Street.

Learn more about the mural, the artist, and the tumultuous historical period of the early 1930s through this educational activity book