Ms. Whyte’s Spanish 2 and 5 classes celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with class presentations that highlighted the cultures and traditions of Hispanic countries. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year and celebrates and recognizes the history, culture, and contributions of the Hispanic community in America and around the world.
Students in Spanish 2 selected, researched, and presented on a Spanish-speaking country of their choice. They researched all aspects of the country for their presentation, including the capital, resources, important features, geography, government, traditions, and much more. The student's covered countries such as Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Paraguay, just to name a few.
The students in Ms. Whyte’s college-level Spanish 5 class presented on fiestas or festivals in the country of Spain. They gave their presentations in Spanish about the celebration, what it is, the history behind it, when it happens, why it is important, and more. They discussed traditions like Fiesta de San Fermin (the Running of the Bulls), Santiago de Compostela, and La Tomatina.
“This is a great way for our students to learn about a variety of Spanish-speaking cultures,” said High School Spanish teacher Ms. Whyte. “By providing this opportunity to students, they got to spend time exploring and appreciating different cultures and communities, learning about what makes cultures unique and alike. The students did an excellent job!”
Check out some photos from their presentations below!