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Cultural Lessons en Español: Student Workbook: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Adriana M. Amaro

Pages: 122
ISBN: 978-145754-287-9
List Price: 19.95
Available: January 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

Cultural Lessons en Español

Kindergarten through 8th Grade

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.

Ray Robinson
Ray Robinson

When Ray first entered the publishing industry, authors relied on “vanity presses” to produce their work – many of whom would charge $15,000 or more and leave the author’s garage filled with hundreds of books. Ray, along with coworker Alan Harris, joined forces with Miles Nelson to create Dog Ear Publishing to provide the author community a self-publisher with a heart. The group’s application of new technologies and publishing on demand reduced the cost of publishing a book to a fraction of what it had been for previous generations; authors now have the ability to publish a book in as little as six weeks and print as few as a single copy.