ERIC Number: ED252078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-13
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Afro-Latin American Culture in the Intermediate Spanish Class: Resources and Strategies.
Kennedy, James H.
Supplementing traditional cultural material with presentation of African elements of the folklore and culture of Latin America is proposed as a means of increasing black student interest in intermediate Spanish language courses. Topics and suggested lesson titles reflecting diverse nonliterary aspects of the black experience in Latin America that can easily be integrated into the intermediate Spanish curriculum at either the secondary or college level are outlined, with citations of resource materials provided for each topic in a bibliography. The resources focus primarily on the two Latin American countries most heavily influenced by African culture, Brazil and Haiti. The topics include: annual Latin American carnival festivities; the story of an enslaved African king; the life of a popular Peruvian saint; the story of a settlement in Brazil; an introduction to the Haitian republic; a legendary South American folk hero's story; an introduction to Afro-Christian religious syncretism; and the music and dances of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. A suggested lesson outline and an Afro-Latin American population map are also provided. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese (Mexico City, Mexico, August 13, 1984).