A Kid's Guide to Latino History

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

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Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that introduce children to the diversity of Latino culture, this guide teaches them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Broken down into sections covering descendants from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, topics include Spanish colonial history; the missions and early settlements in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Texas; the Santa Fe Trail and the United States-Mexican War of 1848; immigration; and the plight of migrant farm workers. Sidebars focus on famous Latinos and language lessons, while projects highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can fill Mexican qcascaronesq for Easter, learn to dance the qmerengueq from the Dominican Republic, write a short story using magical realism to learn about the literature of Colombia, make a Cuban sandwich, and create Guatemalan worry dolls. A time line, glossary, teacher's guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and websites round out this multicultural excursion.many U.S. citizens, Mexican American families celebrate Easter by attending church, having a special holiday meal, and ... A cascarone is created by making a small hole in a raw egg, and draining out the egg yolk and white. The empty shell is then dyed a bright color and filled with confetti, and the small hole is sealed.

Title:A Kid's Guide to Latino History
Author:Valerie Petrillo
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2009-08-01


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