FLES Students Honor Hispanics Who Made History

FLES Students Honor Hispanics Who Made History
Posted on 09/27/2019

In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated in the U.S. Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Hicksville School District foreign language in the elementary schools (FLES) classes have been conducting exercises to familiarize students with Hispanic customs, history and persons of notoriety.

FLES teacher Brianna Ruda recently conducted a Hispanic heritage  scavenger hunt at Lee Avenue School, in which she placed biographical information and photos throughout the classroom of Hispanic people who have influenced society. Among them were Cuban entertainer Desi Arnaz, Mexican astronaut Ellen Ochoa and Puerto Rican congresswoman Nydia Velázquez.

Students were asked to find the information and prepare brief reports on each. They were later asked about them. The exercise not only taught them about Hispanic history, but allowed them to practice their Spanish language skills as well.

Ms. Ruda also read Naibe Reynoso’s book “Be Bold! Be Brave!” which highlights 11 Hispanic people who have had a similar impact on our world.

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