Students in sexto learned hand motions to remind them of the meanings of Spanish pronouns. They were then charged with the task of making a dramatic video integrating the hand motions and the Spanish words. Here are two standout dramatic renditions!
The Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico, is perhaps the most well-known Latin American celebration with indigenous roots. Students in Eighth grade watched two depictions of the holiday–one from a documentary filmed in a rural part of Mexico and one from a segment produced for the Travel Channel. Students analyzed the different points of view represented in the two segments. They discussed how cultural celebrations appear different depending on whether you take an insider’s or an outsider’s perspective.