Students will read Latin Ameican literature to understand the impact of history and religion, ancient and modern on the peoples of Latin America.
Students will compare texts to understand that history is recorded through the eyes of humans and therefore must be read with an eye toward recognizing that the recorders have made choices in their work.
Students will learn that politics is not merely speeches on television, but the dramatic and important shaping of national events.
Students will discuss the role of language in the determination of social class.
Students will understand the terms magic—real and fantastic as describing styles of Latin American literature.
Students will compare and contrast their own lives with the lives of characters in Latino literature.
Students will clarify their understanding of the terms: Latino, LatinAmerican, Hispanic, and Spanish.
Some students will travel to Mexico.