Emmanuel B, Anama Green Jr 2015-2016
Let’s Travel to Latin America in One Day,via Harlan County Kentucky
Currently I teach Spanish 2 and Dual-Credit Spanish 101 and 102. My project seeks to augment student engagement in the classroom by emulating the effects of a study abroad experience in the course of one school day. I plan to collaborate with cross-curricular teachers (I.e. Social Studies, Culinary, English/Writing, Mathematics, etc.) and take students to the socio-linguistically diverse community of Morristown, TN (under two hours from Harlan). Here, the students will conduct inquiry-based research at “panaderías,” “tortillerías,” “supermercados mexicanos,” and others. While here, students will purchase items solely in the target language and interview native speakers about their experiences and culture. Students will then present their research to other classes in the school (and perhaps beyond).