Category: Latin America

Latin American Activities

The “Manila Galleons” brought to Latin America silk, for “Rebosos,” tissue paper, sequence, The Islamic technique of the ceramic art of Majolica for “Talavera”, glass, and the Converso Jewish technique of “Repujado” [Tin embossing]and metalsmith, music, and dance, among others.   https://youtu.be/hqLnK9_QiP0https://youtu.be/JVcIkxukcW8 https://youtu.be/RYph8WyiMOYhttps://youtu.be/XrEg2mL1jmYhttps://youtu.be/hh9AjIXW8XIhttps://youtu.be/Yehg_6OuQLI

Latin American Children’s Books

in 1989 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recommended safeguarding what they called “intangible cultural heritage.” recognizing oral tradition forms as part of the world’s cultural patrimony. “Oralidad”   ‘For the Rescue of the Oral Tradition of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The indigenous people who lived in Latin America before the Spanish conquest had a storytelling...

Latin American Foods

Latin American Indigenous ingredients: Achiote , Amaranth, Avocado, Beans, Blueberries, Chia, Cacao, Cactus, Cassava, Corn, lúcuma, Maracuya, Peanut, Peppers, Pineapple, Potato, Prickly Pear, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Squash, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turkey, Vanilla There are many more regional agricultural ingredients that you find in the country of origin that I am not listing here. I would recommend that: First,  try to eat at...

Jewish and Latin American Music

The Jewish musical traditions of the Hebrew psalms of David became part of the Western Christian Gospel music known as Gregorian Chants. Therefore, it is most appropriate to explore it when we are learning about Jewish holiday traditions and Latin American History, because they go very well together. I invite you to listen to the samples below. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/BfyvSQ4elVo Jewish ...

Latin America Celebrations of Independence Day

In the United States of America, people celebrate the “declaration” of Independence on July 4th. 1776; even though, it was seven years later, in 1783 at the Treaty of Paris. when Great Britain officially acknowledged the United States as a sovereign and independent nation. In the same manner, countries in Latin America celebrate the day of the “declaration” of Independence...