Understanding Hispanic/Latino Culture and History through the Use of Children's Literature
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Working as Part of a Team
The number of days needed to teach this unit can vary considerably depending upon the individual situation. In my classroom, we will begin slowly, but at once. Activities will continue, growing in intensity until April when the team will present its culminating program. Throughout the year, the team will meet to formulate, alter, and develop further plans as the individual units unfold. The team will continually strive to develop methods of sharing techniques and information among classrooms as we move toward our final joint activity. Involving parents will be an integral part of our planning throughout. Though specific plans have not been made, units will probably be integrated into after-school activities. The units which form the basis of our team are all part of this volume, and all of them attempt to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the diversity existing among people. They are written by Karen Carazo, Geraldine Martin, and Felicia Renee McKinnon. Though each of these units can easily be taught in isolation, the team firmly believes that through working together in a cooperative manner, among ourselves and along with parents, we are better able to maximize the positive accomplishments our students achieve.