Category Archives: Culture

Appropriation in Education

I’m glad to see many people responding to our #MasQueSombreros /#MoreThanSombreros challenge and enjoy the new hashtag #ReclaimCinco (on Instagram and Twitter) As educators, we must demand the end of the appropriation of the Mexican culture. This is never more prominent … Continue reading

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Perspective through literature

While travel is the best way to broaden your perspective, that may be a bit difficult for our students. One way that students can learn about other cultures and see perspectives is through youth literature. I’ve been working on this … Continue reading

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Travel

One of our recent posts had some good quotes to use at bulletin board dealing with perspective. Here are a few quotes relating travel and gaining broader perspective on the world.

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Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know there are over 70 National Holidays in Latin America? Did you also know that the most popular one that is taught in schools isn’t even a National Holiday? I’m talking about 5 de Mayo, which is not … Continue reading

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Travel Documents

Now that our students have their plane tickets, it’s time to make sure they have their travel documents with them! It’s time to have students make their own passport, make sure their VISA is filled out, and carry their ID … Continue reading

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Hispanic Novels

First, let me say that the librarian at my school rocks! A few years ago, I approached her about getting my students to read some novels to learn more about the Hispanic culture. She compiled over 60 titles that the … Continue reading

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MoreThanSombreros

Thank you to all those who have participated so far in our #MoreThanSombreros campaign. Our goal is to celebrate the rich culture of the Mexican community and bring an awareness on how some images may be stereotypical. We choose to … Continue reading

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Colombianadas

You learn a lot about a culture by living there for a few months. Here are some items that I can now appreciate thanks to my experience in this great country. 1. The language itself is very formal. Usted is … Continue reading

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Colombian School

I’ve been volunteering at a Colombian school since August and over the months I’ve compiled several notes on the differences between my school in Chicago and the school here in Colombia. The following are a few of my observations. It … Continue reading

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Immigration Resources

The following resources can be used during an immigration unit in your Spanish class: Songs: “A las Tres” por Enanitos Verdes: A migrant worker missing his family Pobre Juan by Maná Videos: “30 Days” Illegal Immigration: A border patrolling minute … Continue reading

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