Famous Spanish-speaking Figures Visit Browning

Spanish teacher Giurissa A. Félix-Grace reports that for the second year in a row, the Grade Five Spanish class presented their Famous Spanish-speaking People project. Using the tools learned in their media literacy class, the boys researched a famous Spanish-speaking figure, answered 10 biographical questions, rewrote their answers in Spanish incorporating the grammar and vocabulary they have learned and presented their reports in Spanish dressed as their historical figures.

A few of last year's visitors returned to Browning, while the rest visited the School for the first time, including Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias, Colombian painter Fernando Botero, Venezuelan statesman and military leader Simón Bolívar, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, Dominican visionary and founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Mexican painter Diego Rivera, Dominican dictator and military leader Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, and Castilian nobelman and military leader Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar known as El Cid. ¡Bravo a todos!