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Making Simple Arpilleras with Kids

Arpilleras are South American works of art that are both easy and inexpensive to make with kids. They became a popular form of political protest during Pinochet’s military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), but more contemporary arpilleras often depict rural life. These crafts are also a great way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual U.S. […]

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Three-Course Meal Your Kids Can Make to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Every time the Hispanic Heritage Month rolls around I become really excited!  From September 15 to October 15 many people across the country celebrate and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hispanic culture.  A great way to celebrate with kids and acknowledge Hispanic contributions is through food.  I love how food exposes children to other

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10 Interesting Facts About the Mapuche People

During Native American Heritage Month, why don’t we include all the native peoples of the Americas? We are all familiar with the Incas, the Aztecs, the Mayas, etc. But very little is known about the indigenous peoples of South America that lived outside the Incan empire. I could start by naming los picunches, los pehuelches, los

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Holidays in Chile: Christmas and New Year

Many traditions come to life around the holidays in Chile. Most of these Christmas and New Year traditions are popular not only in Chile but throughout South America. Since the weather is totally the opposite to the northern hemisphere and most of the world, winter clothing and snow are not in the picture which makes everything

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