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A Trip to the NC Zoo with Global Implications

The Monroe High School Spanish and Latino Clubs visited the North Carolina Zoo on April 24th, 2015. A total of 38 students explored the global nature of the animal kingdom through their visit to the zoo. This special experience allowed students to reinforce the information they have learned in their classes. Therefore, it provided a cross-curricular support to students going on the trip.

Students focused their attention on the different animals that are in danger of extinction. Through their visit, they explored the North American and the African areas of the zoo and learned about the animals and their habitats. Besides, they were able to identify different physical and geographical aspects that determine ideal natural habitats for animals.

This field trip has been organized and sponsored by the Monroe High school Spanish Club three years in a row. This year, the trip also involved the Monroe High School Latino Club. Other Monroe High School clubs are planning to join this global experience next year to help students understand their important role as global citizens in caring for animals and the environment.

After their trip, Spanish club students collaborated to create a google docs presentation that was shared in Spanish classes as a summary of the most important information they learned through the trip. Therefore, students were able to pass on their experience to their classmates.

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2015 Hispanic Educational Summit

Union County Public Schools Latino students attended the 2015 Hispanic Educational Summit at The McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday March 27, 2015.

The Summit is organized by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals. The Summit’s main objective is to promote the value of education amongst Latino youth. The Summit is a gathering of Latino students from all over the State of North Carolina. It exposes students to a wide range of diverse options that may become available to them as they work to pursue their education. This event is by nature both, diverse and global since different countries of origin and different perspectives are well represented.

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