Language students study Day of the Dead
Submitted by crecord2010 on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 5:40pm
Altars, sugar skulls and skeletons line the hallway outside the Cuero High School Spanish classes. Spanish instructors Maria Hotz, Olga Rojas and Hervey Rodriguez assigned art projects to their students while teaching about Day of the Dead.
“We think that when you are learning a language, in this case Spanish, it is important to understand the culture as well, it is part of the process,” Hotz said. “Day of the Dead is one the of the most important festivities in Hispanic countries and we want to share that with our students.”
Leah Whittington, a freshman, is enrolled in Spanish I. Her assignment was to cut, assemble and decorate a paper skeleton.
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