Exploring the Legacy of Colonialism in Latin America through Food, Dance and Literature
Carol Gersmehl and Girelle Guzman
|Erica Cawthon||Jennifer Jimenez|
|Saoussan Elghouass||Laura Lopez|
|Brianna Falconer||Maria Mendoza|
|Daisy Garate||Fernanda Ramirez|
|Wendy Heras||Marcela Rodriguez|
Goal and Objectives
Colonialism in Latin America brought together people of European, African and Indigenous heritage. In this Rensizzle, we will study the food, dance and stories of the region to better understand how each culture contributed to the development of Latin America’s cultural heritage and the power relationships that resulted from the colonial experience. Throughout the week, students will interview Latin American immigrants about their reflections on colonialism and culture. As a final project, the students will create an audio-visual presentation of these interviews and their overall Rensizzle experience.
|Codex Cospi calendar|
Detail of the , an Aztec divinatory calendar, showing the planet Venus, Tlauixcalpantecuhtli, attacking warriors. Year symbols are on the left of the image.
“ calendar.” Image. Werner Forman/Corbis. .ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 28 Mar. 2011.
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