I decided to spread my influence outside my classroom this year and take on a bit of the hallway. I created the following display, featuring “Todos Somos América,” with an outline of North and South America and pictures of various families from these lands.
I used 4 black posterboard (bought at dollar store for $0.69 each) and used our school’s laser cutter for the stenciled letters and continent shapes.
I searched flickr for pictures of families from Hispanic Speaking countries and then ordered prints of those pictures from Walgreens (20 photos for $4.00).
I then laminated the top and bottom 2 and hung then up with sticki-clips before taping the two sides together.
I had some small flag stickers that I posted on the pictures of where the family was from and also on the continent of where that country was located.
I also have added flags (and some scarves) next to it as well using my method for hanging up items.
With the title “Todos Somos América” my goal is for students to realize that “America” is not just a country, but an entire continent filled with many different cultures. This is all part of my goal to make students look at things from a different perspective.
I just love this comic. I have it printed in my classroom, but will probably print it again and put in the hallway.
I also enjoy this “upside down America” map to look at things from a different perspective.