• The Language Bank

    Created October 12, 2010
    The Language Bank

    Students practice reading, listening to, and writing in a foreign language by making Internet excursions to foreign language websites.

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays

     

    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.

    U.S. troops take over Puerto Rico

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    Repeats every year until Thu Oct 18 2035 .
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    October 18, 1898

    Casa de Joanna

    The site is a portal to French and Spanish language resources on the Internet. The topics include art, French and Spanish, and teacher resources. The links are annotated and indexed as an activity, resource, teacher link, or tool.

  • Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and the Spanish Mission in the New World

    Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción de Acuña, San Antonio, Texas, 1755.  Convento and church at dusk.

    In this Picturing America lesson, students explore the historical origins and organization of the Spanish missions in the New World, and discover the varied purposes these communities of faith served.

  • La Familia

    La Fmilia: Homemade dolls

    This lesson on Spanish language and culture focuses on the family and keeps the lessons simple and age-appropriate. Students will learn about Spanish families and gain a preliminary knowledge of the Spanish language, learning the Spanish names for various family members.