Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Understanding Hispanic Culture, History and Social Issues by Joseph C'de Baca. (2003) Denver, CO: Course Kit, 210 PP Slides, DVD's. WB 80 pages.

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of Hispano-Indo history and clarify the various ethnic labels. Mayan/Aztec and Arabic/Spanish contributions to the Americas will be reviewed. The Origins of Hispanic stereotypes and diversity are examined. Hispanic religious, cultural traits and acculturation levels will be presented. Current social, political, and educational issues that affect Hispanos will be discussed. This course will help educators improve their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic history, culture, and address schooling and student academic achievement issues.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will analyze statistical, educational, and social demographics that are related to Hispanic students and schooling trends in the United States .

2. Participants will clarify the origins of Hispanic ethnic labels and accurate use of them as well as the cultural contributions of the Maya, Aztecs, and Islamic Spain.

3. Educators will examine the origins of Hispanic stereotypes and myths regarding Spanish history or culture and explore them from a Spanish perspective.

4. Participants will learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits to distinguish them from U.S. culture and/or normal adolescent behavior.

5. Educators will understand Hispanic religious beliefs and practices as well as the current immigrant assimilation and acculturation process.

6. Participants will review and explore the current social, educational and political issues affecting U.S. Hispanos in school and society

7. Educators will review learning theory and methodology for improving their instructional effectiveness regarding teaching Hispanic student's basic skills and core knowledge.

8. Educators will synthesize the course content, power point shows and DVD's to develop a comprehensive approach to effective teaching and improving student achievement.

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Introduction: Hispanic Cultural and Ethnic Identity
2. Hispano-Indio History: The Maya, Aztecs, Inca, Pueblo
3. The Age of Discovery: The Spanish Legacy. The Black Legend
4. The Mexican Era: Major Events, Latin American Independence
5. Religious and Cultural Perspectives. Levels of Acculturation
6. Current Social Issues: Family Backgrounds, Language Differences
7. Educational Considerations: Teaching Philosophies and Styles

Writing Assignments

Complete the 4-A guided questions and readings while viewing the 11 power-point slide shows with 210 slides and corresponding text on the enclosed CD. View the 4 DVD's and write reviews/reflections on them. View the 4 DVD movies and write a movie review/reflection for each movie. Then write a three-page paper linking key concepts from the book Understanding Hispanic Culture, History and Social Issues by Joseph C'de Baca. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice. (APA or MA writing style format)

Required Assignments

1. Book readings 4-A Guided questions
2. Power Point slide show viewing.
3. DVD Movie Reviews/reflections
4. Final Essay or Project Activity

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

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