Español I – Sr. Johnstonmartes, el dieciocho de septiembre de 2012 9/18/2012
Para empezar• Write Tarea (HW) in Agenda: • Complete the assignment: Famous Hispanic American• Prepare for today’s quiz which will begin after we resume our discussion on National Hispanic American Heritage Month.• Once we begin quizzing, we will do the final section of the quiz together FIRST.
Who is Hispanic?"The terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" refer topersons who trace their origin or descent toMexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spanish speakingCentral and South America countries, and otherSpanish cultures. Origin can be considered as theheritage, nationality group, lineage, or country ofthe person or the persons parents or ancestorsbefore their arrival in the United States. Peoplewho identify their origin as Hispanic or Latinomay be of any race.” - U.S. Census Bureau, 2010
What is the origin of the word Hispanic?The term Hispanic as used in the USA, wascoined by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1970sto describe people of Spanish-speaking origin.It is not a term that originated from within theculture. Primarily people who have beenformed and educated in the USA use Hispanic.They are accustomed to the term by educationor by family custom. Latin American nationals,recent immigrants to this country, may notalways self-identify as Hispanic.
…and what about the word Latino?• Latino most often refers to people of Latin American descent, as distinct from Spanish descent (people from Spain). We hear this term used frequently in South America to describe people on the continent as a whole, including Portuguese-speaking Brazilians. (Brazilians consider themselves Latinos, but they do not call themselves Hispanic, as they do not speak Spanish.) Latino is more tied to national origin and not to language. Latino is more likely to be used by first or second-generation Latin Americans who have closer cultural ties to Latin America than to the USA.
From the White House:“Our Nations story would not be possiblewithout generations of Hispanics who haveshaped and strengthened the fabric of our Union.They have enriched every aspect of our nationalidentity with traditions that stretch acrosscenturies and reflect the many ancestries thatcomprise the Hispanic community. This month,we celebrate this rich heritage and reflect on theinvaluable contributions Hispanics have made toAmerica.” - President Barack Obama, 9/15/2012
Introduction• Who are Hispanics? Hispanics are Americans, who trace their ancestry to the Spanish-speaking countries regardless of race.• Hispanics are not just famous in the field of art and music. Did you know that Antonia C. Novello became the first Hispanic person and also the first woman to be appointed as Surgeon General in the United States? Did you know that Ellen Ochoa became the first female Hispanic astronaut? Did you know that Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the first Hispanic woman and first Cuban American to be elected to the U.S. Congress?• You will find Hispanics in many other fields, who have made many important contributions to American society. Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S. today and Spanish is the second most-spoken language. Hispanics are a big part of our school population as well.• Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15 and we are going to celebrate it in our school. You, as students of Spanish and Hispanic culture, are going to be the school’s cultural ambassadors for promoting Hispanic Heritage and will teach others about them. You are going to focus on famous Hispanics who have made contributions in many fields.
Task• Your job is to choose one famous Hispanic American, find out several facts about that person, then write a brief biographical sketch about that person. You will complete the biographical form, adding a picture of your chosen person as well.• These will be displayed in the hall to celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month!
Process• Visit the sites listed below. They are also listed at the course website www.johnstonbga.wikispaces.com• Meet 50 notable Hispanic American men and women whove made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history. • http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm• Discover History Makers • http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/• Choose a famous Hispanic American and fill out the biographical worksheet listing 5 facts about the person you chose. Search for a picture of the person you have chosen, right click on that picture and choose Save as. Save it to Mr. Johnston’s Flash Drive (ask to borrow it). After you have gathered facts and a picture of your famous Hispanic American, you will write a short biography of your person on the lines provided. Turn in this document and give it to Mr. Johnston to display.
Evaluation• You will be evaluated on completion of your worksheet and the information you gather on the person you choose.• Do your best!• Begin your research today with a laptop, once you complete your quiz.• Bring in your completed work to turn in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18, 2012.