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Hispanic Heritage Month and Anti Bullying Month

October 20, 2020

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Today, 57.5 million people or 18% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Alexander will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by building the capacity for diversity as teacher’s share the book Quack, Quack, Quinceanera.  This very popular book by authors Nick Rokicki and Joe Kelley is written around our Adrian Community. The story teaches acceptance and diversity, arriving at the right moment in our history.  Duck students from around the world have a chance to tell their immigrant story… where they came from, when their families immigrated, along with the traditions they carry on.

Hispanic Heritage Month leads into October’s Anti Bullying Month.  Alexander Elementary is commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month by viewing the movie The Book of Life.  The Book of Life helps bring in our positive behavior intervention and support program (PBIS) as our ELL Teacher Mrs. Justavino commented, “it discusses the respect aspect of the latino culture.”

EL LIBRO DE LA VIDA (THE BOOK OF LIFE) is about Manolo who is a young Mexican man with big dreams. Unfortunately, his father’s are completely different: he wants Manuel to continue the family tradition of bullfighting. Torn between the two, he travels to three fantastical worlds (the underworld, the Land of the Forgotten, and the Land of the Remembered). Told in semi-musical style, with surrealist graphics, El libro de la vida is a beautiful movie. A fantastical animated story about the culture and traditions of Day of the Dead.  Similar to Coco, The Book of Life showcases the Day of the Dead and other Mexican folklore themes. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro,The Book of Life tells the story of a man facing his fears through three magical landscapes. 

 

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