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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Dec 20 ¡H-M-M-M-M! Los Tamales de Navidad – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Maria J. Fierro-Treviño

Recuerdo de niña los tamales que hacían mi abuelita y mamá para la Navidad. Aunque mi abuelita hacía tamales todo el año para vender a los restaurantes mexicanos, los tamales de Navidad siempre eran los más sabrosos y especiales.

Empezaban remojando el maíz en agua con cal. Esto era un proceso de 24 horas. Al siguiente día, abuelita se ponía de rodillas delante del metate, sacaba el maíz de la bandeja y con la mano del metate, ella molía el maíz hasta que hacía el nixtamal. Era trabajo muy pesado para ella pues tenía 85 años. Todavía la puedo mirar jorobada sobre el metate, sus dedos gruesos y arrugados por su edad pero fuertes para manejar la mano del metate. Tenía su pelo canoso en un chongo y traía puesto su delantal floreado.

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Dec 16 Let’s All Share a Meal – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Andrea Roberson

Each family has their own family traditions during the holiday. That’s what makes this time of year so special. Whether your traditions include gathering the family together over presents and a meal or avoiding family and spending the holiday alone, there is a tradition involved. So I thought it would be nice for your students to share a little piece of their family traditions in a visual presentation.

There are only three requirements for this project:

  • First, students must create a visual presentation for their project about what they do and what they eat during the holiday season.
  • Second, students must write a one-page paper to explain their visual presentation.
  • Third, students must present their presentations to the class.

Students have so many options for this project, but the point is for them to express themselves in a manner that represents who they are as a person, their family influences, and their knowledge of the foreign language. Give students the following options to assist them in the organization of their visual presentations.

Dec 12 ¡A disfrutar de la música navideña! - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Patricia E. Acosta

No hay mejor temporada que la Navidad para enseñarles a nuestros estudiantes sobre la cultura en los países de habla hispana. Cada país, cada pueblo y cada comunidad hispanoamericana tiene sus propias costumbres y tradiciones que hacen de la Navidad una experiencia única en cada lugar. Sin embargo, no importa dónde uno se encuentre, hay un elemento que nunca falta en una buena celebración navideña y que tampoco debe faltar en su salón de clases esta semana: la música.

Una selección adecuada de música navideña no sólo alegrará su salón de clases, sino que también servirá como una herramienta muy valiosa para ayudar a los estudiantes a adquirir más vocabulario, mejorar la comprensión del idioma español, practicar la pronunciación y aprender sobre diferentes culturas.

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