Monday, November 16, 2009

A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities


A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities
by Valerie Petrillo
Chicago Review Press August 2009

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Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1556527713
ISBN-13: 978-1556527715
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Here's the blurb:

Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that explore the diversity of Latino culture, this guide introduces children to 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 cascarones for Easter, learn to dance the merengue 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 timeline, glossary, teacher’s guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and Web sites round out this multicultural excursion.


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