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Latino American Plays

2 Credits
This class will guide you through a survey of plays by/about Latino Americans to gain an understanding and empathy for Latino American culture. These plays will expose you to an array of experiences within the Latino American culture: dreams and expectations of American life, identity as Latino Americans, self-image, and generational tensions. You will make correlations between assigned plays and other mediums of Latino American media. You will take the observations you've made from these plays and create a vibrant lesson plan that will walk students through the lives of Latino Americans, helping them to gain a sense of empathy while making connections with their lives today. You will also create and administer a survey as you reflect on your personal and professional experiences in relating to others from a culture different than your own.

NOTE: Required course materials must be purchased separately.

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Emily Howard

I have a BA in English and an MA in Theatre. My Masters Thesis explored California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards. My teaching experience includes third-fifth grade elementary, Beginning Acting Instructor at San Jose State University, and Artist-in-Residence Teacher through San Joaquin County for K-8 Theatre and Improvisation. I taught Speech, Storytelling, and Improvisation for 5-8th graders for three years in Tracy, CA. I acted professionally in Los Angeles and love to inspire others to explore how theatre can be life-changing!