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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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This month in Plaza Santillana we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 to October 15.  We will honor the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States.  Check us out for classroom activities, readings, books and much more.

Oct 01 ¡Si! Somos latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Introducing the latest award-winning book by

Alma For Ada & F. Isabel Campoy 


  "School Library Journal's Top 10 Latino-theme Books of 2013 Award"

Si Simos latinos Book Cover

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Sep 30 Do you know about the Garifunas? - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Español Santillana High School Level 2 Activity

Los garifunas

Sep 29 Se habla español - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Se habla español

Evelyn Silva

Cuando leo o escucho esta frase en la televisión o en algún anuncio pienso en la transformación y en los cambios que ha experimentado la cultura estadounidense con la innegable influencia hispana que ha aumentado con el devenir de los años. Sabemos que el idioma de Cervantes es  hablado por más de 38,3 millones de habitantes en este país y que muchos estudiantes elijen estudiar este idioma como una segunda lengua como parte de sus currículos académicos. Pero la apertura a la cultura hispana se ha consolidado en los Estados Unidos gracias a nuestro legado cultural.

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Sep 26 Happy Friday! What did the ruler and the rock say to each other? - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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