Cajun Music: the Voice of the Cajun Family
Students use the Cajuns and their music to engage an interest in and study French. They examine the Cajuns, their customs, work, leisure time, food, and how their music unites them as an ethnic group, with emphasis on the family.
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C??sar Ch??vez: Migrant Farm Workers and Their Leader
During the first week of instruction, young scholars research biographies on Cesar Chavez and make a pictoral collage of his life. For the second and third week, they maintain a seven day diary of a farmworker and write a poem. For the...
6th - 8th Languages
The Preservation of a Heritage: Study of the Acadians
Students in a French class examine the life of the Acadians. In groups, they research the experiences of the Acadians coming to Louisiana and identifying the characteristics of the Cajuns. They compare and contrast the Acadians culture...
6th - 12th Languages
The Influence of Musical Folk Traditions in the Poetry of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén
Students listen and explore how African-American culture relates to learning Spanish as a foreign language. Poetry, music, and history are utilized while learning about Langston Hughes and Nicolas Guillen.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History