Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is a beautiful opportunity to bring in cultural knowledge about Hispanic influencers in your community. What are some ways you implement Hispanic awareness in the classroom?
Foster a sense of community in the class by using this event to talk about different types of cultures. Besides using posters, videos, essays, and other projects, focus on the relevance of this annual event.
Many cities celebrate heritage month by displaying art exhibits, festivals, and music.
Here are a few suggestions to build your knowledge about this cultural event in your classroom:
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Hispanic culture is fun and educational when teaching children about it. It opens up the window of opportunity to learn more than Hispanic culture. They learn about famous Hispanic writers, cultural arts, and folklore music.
In teaching Hispanic culture to children, it is always best to learn it from the source. However, when it’s almost impossible to accomplish, there are other alternatives.
Teaching them about their Hispanic culture is an amazing journey in itself. Here, you’ll meet Maria from Puerto Rico.
She discusses how she raises her children to learn Hispanic culture. Truly, teaching children to learn Hispanic culture can be entertaining and lasting for their entire lives.
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Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories.
But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish?
Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background
Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.
But for children between the ages 3 – 7, a two-way immersion program is the ideal way for them to acquire a second language. Learning while they play is the best way they learn.
In a two-way immersion course, English-speaking students are immersed in a class with Spanish-speaking students. And what a great combination this is. When Spanish students show their intellect in the language to non-native speakers, it offers the best of two worlds.
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