Civilizacion y Cultura: Conversacion y repaso/Conversation and Review

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9780495900900: Civilizacion y Cultura: Conversacion y repaso/Conversation and Review
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This video program on DVD accompanies the INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series and presents specially selected cultural topics relating directly to material covered in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA. Specifically the video footage includes important historical and cultural milestones ranging from post-Franco era Spain and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas to a look at the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles and much more. Corresponding activities found in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA prepare students for viewing, review useful vocabulary, summarize the video, test comprehension and solicit individual reactions to the film. The video features the following segments: Guerra Civil espanola; La fiesta del sol de los incas: Inti Raymi; La religion en Espana; Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; La primera presidenta chilena: Michelle Bachelet; El arte callejera en East Harlem; La vida de la poblacion indigena de la Ciudad de Mexico; La rebelion campesina en Chiapas; El arte sincretica en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas; El primer alcalde latino en Los Ángeles: Antonio Villaraigosa; El Canal ahora es de Panamá; and, El Dia de Independencia mexicana en Mexico y Nueva York.

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Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the executive director. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

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