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Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation

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Madeline Harris

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Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation
Madeline Harris Ms. Canady Arkansas High School 9-4-2014

Interesting Facts
1 .Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
2. Spaniards are believed to be the longest continuously established population in Europe.
3. The terms Hispanic and Latino tend to be used interchangeably in the United States for people with origins in Spanish-speaking or Portuguese-speaking countries, like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Contrary to many beliefs, Hispanic is not a race, but an ethnicity.
Pablo Picasso was one of the great Spanish artists who is considered by many to be the Father of the modern art style, Cubism. Picasso was an influence to other important Cubist painters such as Georges Braque and Juan Gris.
Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country's history, while expanding our knowledge of the cultures of Latin America. Hispanic Heritage Month is important to me because my step-dad and his family are of Hispanic heritage and it's important to respect all ethnicities and heritages.
The things I will cover in my presentation are as follows:
-timline of important historical events in/of Hispanic culture
-facts about Hispanic Heritage
-important Hispanic Heritage leaders and thier lives/accomplishments
-the arts/literature of Hispanic culture
-ways that Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated

Hispanic Heritage Leaders
Linda Chavez-Thompson:executive vice president of the AFL-CIO since 1995, is the first person of color to hold an executive office of that union. Chavez-Thompson worked as an agricultural laborer and then served as a union representative and translator. She rose through the ranks at AFSCME, becoming vice president in 1988, before being hired by the AFL-CIO. She also serves as the vice chairperson of the Democratic National Committee.

Hispanic Heritage Leaders Cont.
Jaime Escalanta: born in LaPaz, Bolivia and emigrated to the United States in 1964. When he learned to speak Enlgish,he began teaching calculus, challenging his students with advanced-placement course. In 1982, 14 of his students passed the rigorous AP exam, and Escalante's career became the subject of a popular film, "Stand And Deliver." His story also became the topic of a 1988 book, a biography titled "Escalante: The Best Teacher in America."
Observations started by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and was continued by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending October 15 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.

Supreme Court rules that all
racial groups are guaranteed
equal protection under the 14th
U.S. government officially adopts
the term Hispanic
Congress first passed a resolution to celebrate Hispanic heritage at the national level as a weeklong event on September 17, 1968.
Hispanic Heritage Leaders Cont.
Hermann Mendez: born in Guatemala and studied medicine in El Salvador before migrating to the United States. Dr. Mendez is chairman and professor of clinical pediatrics at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the New York City borough of the Bronx. Dr. Mendez was among the first physicians to recognize pediatric AIDS and to research transmission of AIDS from mothers to their unborn babies. He now focuses on other childhood diseases, including asthma, the most frequent reasons youngsters are treated in hospital emergency rooms. Dr. Mendez also specializes in pediatric obesity and diabetes.
Arts/Literature Cont.
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation.
Arts/Literature Cont.
How We Celebrate
During the month, Latinos celebrate Hispanic heritage through festivities that highlight the music and food that extol the countries’ history and rich culture. Museums exhibit the work of Hispanic artists. Community groups screen films about the Latino community, and music venues host concerts with Latino performers. In addition, cuisine, crafts and other goods with Latin American origins are displayed during festivals that coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month.
I learned the importance og Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as the history of the celebration, and what it means to a varitey of people around the nation. I also learned about several different Hispanic Heritage leaders and the different contributions they have provided to American culture. My knowledge of the arts and literature has expanded as well as the way it is celebrated in different places! This project was important to me because my stepfather is of Hispanic heritage and he is an amazing father figure to me, and I was fascinated to learn about the culture and the history of it in the United States.
What year did the U.S. government officially adopt the term "Hispanic"?
Who made Hispanic Heritage Month celebration possible in the United States?
President Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Raegan
My stepdad!

Mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Mexico, consisting of at least two violins, two trumpets, one Spanish guitar, one vihuela (a high-pitched, five-string guitar) and one guitarrón (a small-scaled acoustic bass), but sometimes featuring more than twenty musicians.
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