Latino Expression

How much of your daily life is influenced by Latin American music? Take a listen—the answer may surprise you! High schoolers keep a journal to note any instances they see Latino culture represented, including the media, their school, and their community. They then conduct further research on the Latino cultural group found in their city.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a longer unit on Latin American music, or other genres of popular music
  • Play a few examples of Latin pop music in various styles to introduce the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is based on a visit to the traveling exhibition, which has since been taken out of rotation; however, components of the resource work without the museum trip
  • Part of a larger unit, the materials for which are available at the publisher's website
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Encourages learners to considered a multicultural approach to American history
  • Connects well to social studies, music, and language arts

  • Links to the exhibition have been moved or are nonfunctional
Common Core