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The Culture Exploration LibGuide presents information about diverse culture communities around the world.
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Spanish Culture Books

ELA Standards: Reading Informational Text

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.


BOOKS are far superior to articles because they often have more images and text. Books should be the first stop in every research plan. 

All the BOOKS below contain fantastic photographs that capture people's lives in Central and South America. Flushing High School Library has the books listed in the catalog.  Other BOOKS about Central and South America can be found at the Queens Public Library.

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Venezuela - Helga Jones
ISBN: 9780822586630
Publication Date: 2008-03-01

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Argentina - Suzanne Paul Dell'Oro
ISBN: 9780822594130
Publication Date: 2008-09-01

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Brazil - Elizabeth Weitzman
ISBN: 9780822571278
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Brazil - Edward Parker
ISBN: 9781599204413
Publication Date: 2010-07-01

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Puerto Rico - JoAnn Milivojevic
ISBN: 9781580135986
Publication Date: 2009-02-01

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Costa Rica - Tracey West
ISBN: 9780822594161
Publication Date: 2008-09-01

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Mexico - Thomas Streissguth
ISBN: 9780822571308
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Dominican Republic - Lura Rogers; Barbara Radcliffe; Barbara Radcliffe Rogers
ISBN: 9780531120972
Publication Date: 2008-09-01

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Cuba - David K. Wright
ISBN: 9780531120965
Publication Date: 2008-09-01

0761420282

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Panama - Susan M. Hassig; Lynette Quek
ISBN: 0761420282
Publication Date: 2006-09-01

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Central America - Charles J. Shields
ISBN: 9781422206454
Publication Date: 2010-09-01

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Costa Rica - Erin Foley; Barbara Cooke
ISBN: 9780761420798
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Nicaragua - Jennifer Kott; Kristi Streiffert
ISBN: 0761419691
Publication Date: 2005-09-01

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El Salvador - Erin Foley; Rafiz Hapipi
ISBN: 0761419675
Publication Date: 2005-09-01

Documentary Film #1

PBS. Time for School 3 (Part 1). Wide Angle.  2014. Web. 2014.

  • Time For School 3 (Part 1)
    WIDE ANGLE's award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, follows seven children - from Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania - who are struggling to achieve what is not yet a global birthright - a basic education. In part three of the series the students struggle to complete middle school and continue to the next level.

Documentary Film #2

PBS. Time for School 3 (Part 2). Wide Angle.  2014. Web. 2014.

Documentary Film #3

Frontline. Rape In The Fields. 2014. Web. 2014.

  • Rape In The Fields
    Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women.

Documentary Film #4

PBS. The Graduate Girls.  2014. Web. 2014.

  • The Graduate Girls
    This two-part film explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the US. This episode features Stephanie, a budding activist on the South Side of Chicago; Chastity, a Bronx teen whose family has become homeless; and Darlene, a Tulsa student who reenters school after having a baby in order to make a good future for her son.
  • The Graduate Girls (In Spanish)

Documentary Film #5

PBS. The Graduate Boys. 2014 Web. 2014.

  • The Graduate Boys
    This film explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the US. The second episode features Juan, who was bullied as a gay teen until he discovered dance; Eduardo, who is steered away from the gang path when introduced to a special college prep organization; and Gustavo, whose dreams of college are blocked by his undocumented status.
  • The Graduate Boys (In Spanish)
 

Spanish Culture Documentary Films

ELA Standards: History/Social Studies--Integration of Knowledge & Ideas 

  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Globe Trekker Ultimate Central America DVD (168 min--2 Discs) .

Passport to Adventure: The Mystery of the May Guatemala DVD (30 min.)

Spanish Culture Website #1

Peru Mural

Central Intelligence Agency. Aguas Calientas South America Peru Mural. Public Domain. n.d. Web. 22 June 2012. CIA World Factbook.

  • CIA World Factbook Website
    CIA World Factbook Website—The website presents quick facts and public domain photographs about Spanish countries. The Select A Country or Location link allow students to view statistical data about countries.

Spanish Culture Website #2

Central Intelligence Agency. Aguas Calientas Peru Train. Public Domain. n.d. Web. 22 June 2012. CIA World Factbook.

Spanish Culture Website #3

Smithsonian Hispanic Heritage Tour

EBSCO HOST Research Databases (NOVELNY)

Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)

  • Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)
    Gale Cengage Learning Databases are New York State funded databases available to public students in school and from home. The Database requires a password for home access--which cannot be posted but provided to you by the Flushing High School Librarians.

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LIBRARY RESEARCH TASK #1

ELA Standards: Writing

Production and Distribution of Writing

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

 

Read 1-3 Books or Chapter Selections from BOOKS in the LibGuide.

Record 5 facts and 5 responses to each fact on the Fact Response Journal Organizer.

Type an Annotation for each Book or Chapter selection read (75-word summary and 75-word critique).

LIBRARY RESEARCH TASK #2

View 1 online Documentary Film from the LibGuide.

Record 5 facts and 5 responses to each fact on the Fact Response Journal Organizer.

Type an Annotation for the film (75-word summary and 100-300-word critique).

LIBRARY RESEARCH TASK #3

Research 1 Website Link selection from the LibGuide.

Record 5 facts and 5 responses to each fact on the Fact Response Journal Organizer.

Type an Annotation for the selected website link  (75-word summary and 75-word critique).

LIBRARY RESEARCH TASK #4

 Publish your topic research findings (based on teacher instructions for options below):

Microsoft Office Word 2007           

Argument, Informative, or

     Explanatory Essay

Narrative or Term Paper

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007:

 PowerPoint Presentation 

Microsoft Office Publisher 2007:

Poster, Pamphlet, or Brochure

Newsletter or Timeline

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3-5 minute Documentary Short  Film

 

      
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