1 2 3 4 5 6 Next ¿What is “Día de la Raza”? Painting by Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín These materials are © 2012 Pablo Riquelme, Towson University, all rights reserved. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next You will explore an aspect of Latin American cultural identity through the holiday commonly referred to as Día de la Raza, or Day of the Race. To do so, you will read an essay from the government of México found here: Día de la Raza en México picture source: Mural de la Casa de Arte, U. de Concepción, Chile These materials are © 2012, Pablo Riquelme, Towson University, all rights reserved. 1 2 You will have about 20 minutes to read, in English, the article on the government of México’s description of Día de la Raza. As you read the article, answer the questions from the worksheet in Spanish using complete sentences based on the information from the essay. You can find the worksheet attached here: Worksheet for Día de la Raza 3 4 5 6 Next Europeans (Spanish) Raza (Latinos) Native Americans Africans (slaves) These materials are © 2012, Pablo Riquelme, Towson University all rights reserved. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Which side to you stand on? Should October 12th be celebrated as “the encounter of two worlds” and for the “cultural fusion” it created, or should that date no longer be celebrated because of the “taking over”, “domination”, “enslavement” it issued? Can the two opposing views be reconciled? Write a two paragraph essay in Spanish supporting your point of view. You will be graded on a scale of 0-4 on your position statement on the topic, your thesis statement, your support for your position, your concluding statement, and of course spelling and grammar. You can link to the rubric below. Rubric for short essay on Día de la Raza These materials are © 2012, Pablo Riquelme, Towson University, all rights reserved. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Read the following article from Argentina and list on your graphic organizer why Día de la Raza changed to Día de la Diversidad Cultural. You may use lingro.com for support. Día de la diversidad cultural Watch the following subtitled salsa video on Cristóbal Colón. salsa de Cristóbal Colón Picture source: en.wikipedia.org/wikiFile:Mestizo.jpg These materials are © 2012, Pablo Riquelme, Towson Univeristy, all rights reserved. 1 2 3 4 5 6 This lesson is intended for Spanish II students in a 50 minute period. The time can be roughly divided between 10min of presentation and discussion of the power point, 20minutes for reading the essay and completing the graphic organizer, and the remaining time to complete the two paragraph essay. An English-language essay was chosen only for the purposes of this exercise. Students should be reading in the target language, Spanish. This lesson satisfies the following Maryland state standards for world language, which can be found at www.mdk12.org: Standard 1.3—Communication. Presentational: students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of wide variety of topics in the target language Standard 2.1—Culture. Practices and perspectives: students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of another people’s way of life, and relationships between their patterns of behavior, and the underlying beliefs and values that guide and shape their life. Standard 2.2—Culture. Products and perspectives: students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the products, symbols, beliefs, and values of the target culture. Standard 3.2—Connections. Added perspectives: students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through a language and its cultures. Standard 4.2—Comparisons. Culture: students demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the culture studied and their own These materials are © 2012 Pablo Riquelme, Towson University, all rights reserved.