My name is Andrés.
I am both Colombian
I live in Miami.
I am Latino.
Questions to Initiate and Guide the Dialogue
What was Andrés initial impression of Isabel? Did he changed the way he saw her? How did that happen?
Personal Interpretive Phase
Isabel was passionate about wanting to save the planet. What are you passionate about?
In the last century, human beings have done much harm to the planet. Perhaps initially they did not understand the extent of that harm, now that we know, what must we all do to stop it?
Creative/ Transformative Phase
How can you contribute to save the planet? Individually? At home? At school?
Is there something you and your classmates could do together on behalf of the planet?
Activities Students Can Do Individually or in Groups
Students may feel more inclined to protect something they know and love.
Have students divide in groups to study different regions of Latin America. For example:
the Amazonian forest
the Andean Mountains
the Yucatán Península
They can look at the geographic aspects, the flora, the fauna, and share with the whole class what they discover that they previously did not know.
Encourage them to work in groups to look at different aspects of planet diversity they would like to help protect: oceans; lakes and rivers; forests; mammals; birds; small animals, etc.
They can find out what are the greatest threats to these various aspects of nature as well as to the planet in general and, then, look for ways to support efforts on behalf of their protection.
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