Spanish Students Discover the Culture of the DIA

By Kennedy Werner

Spanish teacher Cindy Collins and her Spanish Four students went on a field trip by bus to the Detroit Institute of Arts and Los Galanes Mexican Restaurant of Detroit on Wednesday, May 1st from 8:00am until 1:30pm. Completing their art unit, the WLC Spanish scholars viewed the many exhibits and paintings that focused on the ethnic artists they recently finished

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learning about.

Eager to explore the Spanish culture, students were grateful of the opportunity and experience. “I loved seeing all of the different paintings, rather than just looking at them on the

computer,” said participating senior Taylor Michels, “and we got to go and enjoy it with friends too.”

Even the one in charge was looking forward to the event, Collins, before they left, told her students about the specific Diego Rivera Exhibit, which can be toured with advanced technology, iPads. The display focused on Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera whose work present in the institute is considered to be the finest in all of America today.

After the tour, the group relocated to Los Galanes, a well-known Mexican restaurant in Detroit. Famous for their homemade tortillas, chips and salsa, and lunch buffet, Los Galanes received nothing but positive feedback from the students.

Another reason behind the trip to the DIA was to differentiate the learning experience. Studies by psychology websites all over the web show that teaching outside of classroom instruction further enhances the amount of knowledge the brain will absorb.

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