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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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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.

Feb 25 La reina de la salsa - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Celia Cruz

By Evelyn Silva

Para conmemorar el mes de la herencia africana hoy vamos a recordar y recorrer la vida de una de las más grandes exponentes de la música afro-caribeña, Celia Cruz. ¿Quién no ha bailado La vida es un carnaval o quién no se ha contagiado de esa alegría y ese sabor cubano que transmitía la música de Celia?

 

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Feb 23 Activities for Black History Month - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Angela PadronBy Angela Padron

 

There are several activities that teachers can use in the classroom to celebrate Black History Month. And these activities can span across several different subject areas in order to provide a well-rounded education about such an important topic.

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Feb 17 Vamos a escribir… una noticia sobre Rosa Parks- Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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¿Quién fue Rosa Parks? 

 “El martes 1 de diciembre de 1955, Rosa Parks salió de su trabajo un poco antes de las cinco. Caminó hasta Court Square para tomar el autobús de la ruta Avenida Cleveland. Se montó en él y pagó su pasaje. El autobús se llenó rápidamente y no quedaron asientos disponibles en la sección de los blancos".

Feb 17 Celebrating Black History Month in the Spanish classroom - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Angela PadronBy Angela Padron

Black History Month is one of the most important topics to teach in classrooms. For several Hispanic countries, this celebration is also relevant. Many Latino countries’ populations have African origins as well. Slaves began to be brought from Africa to the New World by early Spanish and Portuguese explorers, including Christopher Columbus. In fact, Brazil now has the largest population of African people outside of the continent of Africa. So not only can students in Spanish classrooms learn about prominent African Americans, but they can also learn about people of African decent from their own countries.

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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.

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