Nuestra América: 30 Latinas/Latinos que Han Forjado la Historia de los Estados Unidos

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Title:

Nuestra América: 30 Latinas/Latinos que Han Forjado la Historia de los Estados Unidos

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/nuestra-america-30-latinas-latinos-que-han-forjado-la-historia-de-los-estados-unidos/CqmpE0ua7dbPthwj#r/

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This unique resource introduces intermediate low to intermediate high Spanish students to 30 different Hispanic Americans that have helped shaped the history of the United States. The provided link takes students to a digital museum where they can learn about each person through memorabilia, videos, photos, and more. Each resource is provided in the target language.  This site is the perfect place for students to start, as they prepare presentations about these influential people. With 30 people to choose from, there are enough resources for each student (or pair of students) in a class to select one. Students can use this site to start their investigations into their chosen person as they use the target language to describe the importance of influential figures from the target culture, past, and present. To meet the community standards, students could each create a poster or visible display highlighting their person's role in US history. The displays can be shared with the school or community during Hispanic Heritage month to promote the target culture.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level III
6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare characteristics of countries where target language is spoken.

b. Present information on topics across disciplines.

c. Describe the importance of influential figures from the target culture, past and present.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level III
11) Explore opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment in a variety of time frames.

a. Investigate authentic materials to learn more about topics studied in class.

b. Explore the internet to find authentic websites on current events.

c. Plan a school event which promotes the target culture.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level IV
6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.

a. Explain characteristics of countries where target language is spoken.

b. Present information on topics across disciplines in a variety of time frames and moods.

c. Explain the importance of influential figures from the target culture, past and present.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level IV
11) Explore opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment in a variety of time frames and moods.

a. Analyze authentic materials to learn more about topics studied in class.

b. Explore the internet to find authentic websites of current events and cultural interests.

c. Plan a community event which promotes the target culture.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level V
6) Connect with other disciplines in the target language using complex sentence structure in a variety of time frames and aspects.

a. Write a critical analysis of audio or visual media.

b. Report on contributions of the culture in science, government, or medicine.

c. Describe the importance of historical events from the target culture, past and present.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level V
10) Interact using the target language within and beyond the classroom using complex sentence structure.

a. Use community resources to research a topic related to culture and/or language study.

b. Write and illustrate stories to present to others.

Tags: Communities, Connections, Hispanic Heritage, Intermediate High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate Mid, Mid, Personal and Public Identities, Presentational Speaking, Presentational Writing, Smithsonian, Spanish
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Author: Chrissy Roe