Northern and Central South America: Society and Culture


World Cultures South America Northern and Central South America: Society and Culture
In this experience, students are introduced to the storytelling tradition of Latin America, particularly Colombia. They listen to a Colombian children's folktale and compare it to one they know. Then they learn about Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez and magical realism and read the first paragraph of one of Márquez's stories. Finally, they do their own research to identify other elements of Colombian culture.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the storytelling tradition of Latin America, particularly Colombia. They listen to a Colombian children’s folktale and compare it to one they know. Then they learn about Gabriel García Márquez and magical realism and read the first paragraph of one of Márquez’s stories. Finally, they do their own research to identify other elements of Colombian culture.

Objectives:

  • Describe cultural elements of Colombia.
  • Describe writing style and influence of Gabriel García Márquez.


Sometimes it is easy to lump countries together when you don’t know much about them. In this experience, you’ll focus on just one country in Northern South America to see what makes it unique.

Objectives:

  • Describe cultural elements of Colombia.
  • Describe writing style and influence of Gabriel García Márquez.




The great Colombian author and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Gabriel García Márquez once wrote in a story:​​


“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”


What do you think he means?

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When you are finished, discuss your ideas with someone sitting near you.


Discuss student responses as a class. Explain that they will learn more about dreams and stories in this experience.


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