Americas: North America and South America together.
Which foods are part of your cultural heritage?
Have you ever wondered about the food you eat?
Have you ever thought that what you eat says something about who you are, where you come from, and what you believe?
What kinds of rice mixtures does your family cook?
What goes into making a traditional Cuban meal?
Guantanamera: A Poem and a Song is a grades 9-12 lesson plan on the song from the Kennedy Center’s Arts Edge program.
Cuban Food and Cooking provides overall information on Cuban cuisine.
Worlds Together has produced a
Provide contextual background to Cuban history and culture by using any of these on-line units and lesson plans:
Promoting Place Through Architectural Heritage is a research paper that traces the physical history of Miramar, the neighborhood in which Yolanda grew up.
At La Guantanamera, compare the Spanish language lyrics of the song Guantanamera with the poem that they’re based on, Versos Sencillos by Jose Martí.
The Wikipedia entry on Guantanamera gives a translation of the song’s lyrics and lists many artists who have recorded the song.
Does your library have this great book on Cuban folktales? Check it out! From the Winds of Manguito: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish/Desde los Vientos de Manguito: Cuentos Folkloricos de Cuba, en Engles y Espanol by Elvia Perez, Victor Hernandez Mora, Margaret Read MacDonald (Editor), and Paula Martin (Translator).
Tour Havana, the capitol city of Cuba, through these photos taken by newspaper photographer Dudley M. Brooks in 1998 for the story Behind the Curtain: Cuba.
Text written by Stephanie Alemán, edited by Anne Pryor.
Sources consulted include fieldwork with Yolanda Fabregas and Mario Moya conducted by Stephanie Aleman (12/03) and Twyla Clark (8/04), housed at the Wisconsin Arts Board. Map from theodora.com used with permission.