Spanish 12 AP

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - By: Olivia S, Mackenzie ‘21; Photo by Mr Hernandez

In Brentwood’s Spanish 12 AP class, the students recently did a project studying various world problems. Many of the topics were those of economic crisis, drought, pollution, climate change, waste disposal, deforestation, hunger, and overpopulation all with respect to Spanish-speaking nations. We then presented on these topics to the class for 15-20 minutes. 

Our group, Savannah B, Olivia S, and Margherita B, presented on nutrition in Guatemala and Venezuela. As part of our presentation, we called and interviewed Edna De Morales, the president of a non-profit organization in Guatemala called Asosiación Puente. Puente works to eradicate malnutrition in rural Guatemala through the education and empowerment of women. Olivia was able to call her as she works with Mrs. De Morales every year, raising money and traveling to Guatemala to work with the families that participate in the programme. 

This project taught us all a lot more about how life is in Latin America. During the interview, the class was able to ask questions about malnutrition, and what is being done to fight it - all in Spanish, of course. We were able to gain a unique perspective and a better understanding of what nutrition issues look like in Latin America and, specifically, Guatemala. 

Olivia S, Mackenzie ‘21

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