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Hispanic Heritage Month Project Assignment

Kirsten Telwak
Hispanic Heritage Month Project Assignment

Hispanic Heritage Month Project Assignment

The idea behind Hispanic Heritage Month is to celebrate the South American, Central American, Caribbean, and Spanish contributions to our society and to appreciate various traditions that are held at the core of these cultures. To do this, Sra.'s Spanish 2H students will be exploring the food, music, and lifestyles of diverse Spanish-speaking cultures and searching for nexos, or connections, between those cultures and our own.

The class will be divided into groups of two to three. Students will choose a country whose culture they would like to explore: no two groups may share the same country. The project will have three parts, spread over the next three weeks:

Part 1. Music.

Students will research both traditional and modern music from their respective countries and write a brief (half page) description of the music they have researched (what types of instruments are used, what are the general rhythms that are heard, overall impression of the style of music, etc). This description can be in English. They will then pick one song that they find to be representative of their country and send it VIA GOOGLE CR as a YouTube Link along with the half-page description.

Add a private message to Classroom to include the following:

Names of group members

Class Period

Country represented

Name of song/artist

Sra. will compile these songs to make a YouTube playlist. Due Friday, DAY 19 (9/25 or 9/28).

Part 2. Food.

Students will research recipes from their countries and provide a half-page description of the different ingredients they see being used/the cooking methods that are generally employed (for example, is there much fried food, or is it cooked in an oven; is the food fresh, etc). This description should be in Spanish. Students should then pick a typical dish that would not be too difficult to make and add the recipe to GOOGLE CR (IN A DOC). Then separately submit the half-page description.

Add a private message to Classroom to include the following:

Names of group members

Class Period

Country represented

Name of dish prepared

The final doc will be the class recipe book. Due Day 22 (10/1 for D, 10/2 for B and F).

Students will be responsible for making this dish and bringing it to the celebration day (Day 27).

Part 3. Lifestyle.

Each group will be responsible for reading (OUTSIDE of Wikipedia) about the culture you are studying. If you are having a hard time finding a place to start, think about what you are most passionate about (sports, art, travel, praying, etc…NOT food or music) and find out how people in the other culture express their passion for the same area. Each group will be responsible for making a 3 minute promotional video clip OR presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) about the culture they have been researching.

This part of the project should be heavily influenced by the connections the students see between their own cultures and those of the ones they have studied. The presentations should answer the following questions:

• What do you find most interesting about the lifestyle of the culture you studied?

• What are some of the influences of the culture you studied on the culture in the United States? What are some of the influences the United States has on the culture you studied? Have there been any significant cultural/historical exchanges?

• What do you want the class to know about your country?

These presentations will be given in Spanish, and each member of the group must speak. Notecards may be used, but no complete sentences or heavy reading will be allowed.

Due dates:

. This will be the day of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. We will hear some of the music contributed by the students (Part 1, sample some of the food that students found (Part 2) and enjoy presentations. Each part of this assignment is worth 10 points, and will be graded on quality of information provided, organization, timeliness, use of language, and creativity.

*BE SURE TO CITE ALL YOUR RESOURCES*

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November 10, 2022
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