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¿What is “Día de la Raza”?
Painting by Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín
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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
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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
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Europeans
(Spanish)
Raza
(Latinos)
Native
Americans
Africans
(slaves)
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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
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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
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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
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