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Fifth graders focus on customs and celebrations of a particular Hispanic culture, and also participate in a constructivist science lesson where they try to re-create the atmosphere of a South American rain forest. Students also make a papier-mâché piñata and understand the uses for the piñata in Hispanic culture by making a piñata, listening to a story of how it is used in the Mexican National celebration called the Posada, and discussing other uses of the piñata.
Students get a taste of Spanish culture. In this Spain lesson, students participate in 5 activities that require them to study the religion, music, food, clothing, and history of Spain.
Students are introduced to Mexico's culture, people, language and celebration of traditions. They develop their own Cultural Report Slide Show and are encouraged to do several activities on this topic.
Sixth graders explore Hispanic culture. For this introductory lesson, 6th graders preview Esperanza Rising, discuss Spanish culture, and define ethnic terms used: Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, and Mexican American.  Students prepare to read the book and write in their response journals.
Americans will learn about the Spanish culture with this 21st Century lesson plan. Each pupil will be given a pen pal and the opportunity see their pictures via Twitpic on Twitter. Then, each person will write a 5-page report about their pen pal's culture. Note: This lesson plan can be modified to fit primary or secondary classrooms.
First graders learn about another culture and its language.  In this Spanish lesson, 1st graders listen to a Cuban folktale.  Students identify the Spanish words. Students reread the story independently. Students listen to a guest speaker to gain information about hispanic cultures.  
Students explore Hispanic culture. In this cultural diversity activity, students read Wachale by Ilan Stavans and respond to discussion questions about the story. Students journal about their impressions of the story as well.
Students compare Spanish and American cultures. In this global studies lesson, students review what they have learned in a Spanish culture unit by writing compare and contrast essays about Spanish and American cultural aspects.
Students compare and contrast American and Spanish cultures. In this culture lesson, students listen to a guest speaker talk about Spain and then participate in a simulation featuring Spain's culture.
Students study the role of El Greco in Spanish history. They examine the importance of the city of Toledo in Spanish culture. They participate in a teacher demonstration of PowerPoint slides of El Greco's paintings before attempting to make one of their own.
Students explore the diversity of the Hispanic Culture, utilizing technology enhanced research and creative graphics (by hand) to retell the researched story.
Students analyze primary sources from the 1500's from the time that Columbus voyaged to the New World. In this history lesson plan, students discuss how primary sources help them to understand the role of explanation in Hispanic cultural heritage.
Young scholars create their own folktale after listening and reading numerous folktales. In this folktale lesson plan, students work together to create a folktale focusing on Hispanic culture.
Sixth graders explore adversity. In this summarizing lesson students compare their culture to the Hispanic culture. Students reflect on a time they were met with adversity. Students summarize Chapter 1 of Esperanza Rising.
Kids take a quiz on the concepts that define community and culture. They answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding family traditions, immigration, Hispanic culture, and community. 
Sixth graders complete a cause and effect worksheet based on the book Esperanza Rising. In this Esperanza Rising lesson plan, 6th graders also discuss Hispanic culture and adversity.
Sixth graders fill out a main idea worksheet for the book Esperanza Rising. In this main idea lesson plan, 6th graders also discuss Hispanic culture and adversity.
Students study Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture. In this diversity lesson, students discuss what they know about Hispanic heritage and then complete the Hispanic history in the Americas activity. Students work in groups to find three facts about Hispanic heritage and complete an activity on Latinos in history. Students create a timeline that shows the major events that contributed to Hispanic culture and influence in the new world.
Students investigate the food known as the tortilla. They research the growth cycle of the corn plant and how tortillas are made from it. The importance of the tortilla according to the Hispanic culture is explained to the students. The teacher demonstrates how to make a tortilla.
Young scholars compare a political map of North America today with one from 1845. They identify items of continuity in the political map of the United States today and that of 1845 and describe the influence of Indian and Hispanic cultures on the Southwest.