It is my hope and goal this coming school year to instill in my ELL and Heritage Learner students a high value for their cultural wealth. I desire to inspire in them an understanding of their resources and a vision for their futures.
With the great turmoil in our nation right now, the last things I want my students to feel is fear, anger or victimization. With that thought in mind I have begun writing a curriculum for my Spanish for Heritage Learners class and an ELL/ESL class based on the writings of Tara Yosso and Patricia Gándara. Their research and writings on cultural capital have inspired a series of units focusing on the following resources:
The Capital Aspiracional unit guides students in examining the aspirations of Latino immigrants and the generations that follow them and how those hopes and dreams are an invaluable resource.
I believe these 5 units will take us through the school year as we learn to read, write, listen to and speak in English or Spanish. Each unit focuses on one aspect of cultural wealth and includes vocabulary, research activities, grammar, writing activities and assessments.
Capital Aspiracional is the first unit in the Mi Cultura Rica series for Spanish Heritage Learners. This series gives students the opportunity to focus on the strengths and resources of their culture. The Capital Aspiracional unit guides students in examining the aspirations of Latino immigrants and the generations that follow them and how those hopes and dreams are an invaluable resource.
Part I contains vocabulary, research activities, discussion prompts, a quiz and a teacher key. You can complete the unit there or, if you would like to add a writing component, Part II contains grammar, writing activities, a quiz and a teacher key.
I am offering my units on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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