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The Best Sites For Learning & Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe

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'Our Lady of Guadalupe' photo (c) 2010, Ari Helminen - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

December 12th is a Mexican National Holiday, and an important day for many Mexican-Americans — The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe.

Many English Language Learners in the United States are from Mexico. Accessible materials on any high-interest topic helps motivate students to be more engaged in learning, plus, with The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, students bring a whole lot of prior knowledge to make make the resources even more accessible to them.

So here’s another “The Best…” list — The Best Sites For Learning And Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe:

My top choices for materials accessible to English Language Learners are (not in order of preference):

A short article (with audio support for the text) and slideshow from Minnesota Public Radio.

An article and slideshow of the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City.

I want to add a slideshow from the Albuquerque Journal about a local celebration of that day to that collection. It has beautiful pictures and great music, though the narration is a bit stilted and probably not very accessible to English Language Learners. Happily, though, there’s only narration for a small portion of the show and most of it is music only.

The Washington Post has a slideshow on the day.

L.A.’s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe is from the Los Angeles Times.

Mexicans celebrate Virgen de Guadalupe is a slideshow from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Here’s a useful interactive graphic.

Feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee.

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe is a photo gallery from The LA Times.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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