CULTURE OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM BY DOING CULTURAL PARTICIPATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
By Student reporters Taylor Erdkamp, Megan Zwickl, and Brady Bristol
Ms. Elizabeth Rios’ Spanish II class at Exeter-Milligan has been busy this semester. The class had CPR presentations three times this year (Cultural Participation and Research projects). Each student does four CPR’s during the year, one for every quarter. In the past students have researched Spanish countries, athletes, artists, and food. CPR’s give students an opportunity to connect with the Spanish culture and try new thing they wouldn’t normally try. Some students make traditional Spanish dishes such as tacos or enchiladas. Others have eaten out at an authentic Mexican restaurant and some students with more artistic attributes draw maps of Spanish countries, including landforms and major cities. CPR’s make students step out of their comfort zone to relate their culture with the Spanish culture, giving them a better understanding of the Spanish language.
Pictured are: Front L-R: Becca Vossler, Megan Waldron, Taylor Erdkamp, Megan Zwickl
Middle: Robbie Androyna, Jackie Luzum, Quinten Loontjer, Jenn Pribyl, Alicia Bigelow, Jacob Kroll and Brady Bristol