Scenes of Reverence: The Virgin of Guadalupe
High schoolers learn the history of Christianity in New Spain. They learn the story and significance of the Virgin of Guadalupe. They compare and contrast images of the Virgin and religious art to European counterparts.
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Music As Survival: Alma Rose and the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra
Students explore a period of European history in which musicians have used theri musical talents and abilities to survive and rise above extremely difficult situations. The psychological uses of music by the Nazis is examined in this...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Latin Culture Through Art and Literature
Eleventh graders participate in a lecture on the history of Latin Americans and the role of Latin-American women writers. As a class, they read a story together and identify what lessons the narrator gained throughout the story. In...
11th English Language Arts
How to be an Individual: Analyzing Society's Influence on Us through Art and Literature
Students focus on interpreting difficult texts and analyzing the impact these texts can have on their own lives. They think more about who they want to be as individuals, and realize some of the constraints we have due to the real or...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Latin American Women: Finding New Heroes
Students examine the life and works of various Latin American women. After reading excerpts of each work, they answer comprehension questions and discuss as a class. In groups, they re-write the Equality of Rights in their own words...
9th - 12th English Language Arts