Cultural Lessons en Español: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
List Price: 19.95
Category: Prof. Reference & Textbooks
Available: June 2015
Learning Spanish can open doors for students to explore the culture found in Spanish-speaking countries around the globe. Just as vocabulary words expand their fluency in the language, lessons based on aspects of Spanish culture expand their minds. Gradually introducing culture into language helps children put words into context.
Adriana M. Amaro, an experienced educator, offers simple lessons that help students discover Spanish culture and language. Activities are designed to mirror the school year, featuring a few holidays and observances each month from back to school to Day of the Dead, New Year’s Eve, Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo. Holidays that don’t happen the same month every year, such as Easter, Hanukkah, or Ramadan also are included, as well as significant places such as Machu Picchu and The Alhambra.
Teachers will find lessons aimed at younger students (kindergarten through fourth grade) and older students (fifth to eighth grade). Studying Spanish music, dance and food adds a playful note to lessons, inviting children to learn about what happens in other parts of the world and in neighborhoods all over the United States.
“Teachers will find the cultural activities practical, student-centered and easy to follow. Students will enjoy learning about Spanish-speaking cultures and making connections to other cultures through activities that engage them in the learning process.”
Linda Natale, Educational Consultant TEACH FOR LEARNING, LLC
Adriana M. Amaro, president, CEO and owner of All About Languages!, brings more than 12 years of direct classroom experience in teaching Spanish to students. She graduated from George Washington University. Adriana has a master’s degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned an AMI diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute. This is her first book.
Hannah Salyer discovered her passion for art at a very young age and has since established herself as an artist in the local DC Metropolitan community. At 18 years of age, she has already sold many of her pieces, fulfilled many commission projects, completed murals for various institutions, and established her own art site and jewelry line: Rancid Lotus Art. She is studying illustration at Pratt.