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Participate in a number of different types of lesson provided in this curriculum framework for teaching. The goal of the units is to introduce Latin American culture into different schools across the United States. Each unit is standards based and includes activities and assessment guidelines.
Ninth graders examine the importance of family history. In this Language Arts lesson, 9th graders read and discuss African oral literature with a focus on the roles of griots. Students compare /contrast the elements of African oral literature to African-American folk stories.
Students are introduced to the various types of cultures found in the world. Using the internet, they research a culture they are interested in and answer comprehension questions. In groups, they demonstrate in a PowerPoint presentation their mastery of one characteristic of culture.