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How I Got Here: Dorothy

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When self-described bookworm Dorothy went from the Rio Grande Valley to Harvard for college, she expected to fit in immediately in her new surroundings. So she was pretty surprised when she got to her new campus and was hit with a big dose of culture shock—and a sense that she couldn’t find any people like herself. Luckily, Dorothy figured out ways to adjust to her college life, and she’s sharing her protips for making a smooth cultural transition in her “How I Got Here” video. These savvy tips are sure to help just about every TXGU’er, whether they’re going across the country or just across town for their college experience.

Lesson Plans: Pair Dorothy’s protips with these standards-aligned lesson plans to really help the message resonate with your students.

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