Learning About Culture

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As a complement to their classroom lessons, Babylon High School students enrolled in the school’s Spanish 4 and advanced Spanish courses, which are taught by Laura Jayne and Marianne Shaw, had the chance to learn firsthand about the music and dances of the country they study during a recent in-class program. With the help of a local dance instructor, the students learned how to do the salsa, merengue, bachata and tango.

 “Students reported that they never thought they could do these dances, but they did and they loved every minute of it,” commented Babylon Director of World Languages Michelle Scharff. “It was a wonderful way to bring the Hispanic culture to the classroom.”