#TBT alert! This blog post was originally published on October 31, 2013! UNITED STATES Is Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead, celebrated by Latinos around the world—”The Next New American Holiday”? This infographic makes a convincing case! (Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum) Use our resources to better understand Dia de los Muertos! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Who Celebrates Dia de los Muertos?
UNITED STATES The Latino influence on U.S. Catholic Church is a backdrop for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. (Los Angeles Times) Asses the religious landscape of the U.S. with MapMaker Interactive’s “Major Religions” layer. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the L.A. Times article and take a look at the … Continue reading How are Latinos Changing Catholic Communities in the U.S.?
GEOGRAPHY Where do America’s Latino and Hispanic populations live? Flip through some new maps from the U.S. Census, and you’ll notice that while these groups are spread throughout the country, their numbers are concentrated in just a few major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Houston. (The Atlantic) (You may also want to consult this Pew Research study.) Use our resources to … Continue reading Mapping Latino Populations in the U.S.
GEOGRAPHY The cholo subculture of the southwestern United States has gone viral. The cars, fashion, and music associated with urban Mexican-American culture have spread to Brazil, Thailand, Japan, and New Zealand. (New York Times) Use our resources to learn how globalization has made the “Cholo Universe.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas: Are students familiar … Continue reading Cholo Universe