Latinx Identity Contest: Meet the Finalists

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited college students to be the researchers, lyricists and rappers. College students from everywhere in the nation chosen an vital determine, occasion, or cultural follow for his or her songs. Check out the superior finalists and features from their artistic entries.

Seeking to deliver related sources into your classroom? You’ll be able to nonetheless have fun Latinx identities at any time with these sources.

Elementary Finalists

How did this son of migrant farm staff turned an astronaut?

José Hernández is an astronaut.

José Hernández by no means forgot.

He’d go outdoors and take a look at the moon.

He knew his alternative would come quickly.

Try your entire lesson on José Hernández impressed by Stephen’s lyrics right here.

Turned a Chilean diplomat Like slavery? He didn’t.

He traveled to South Asia, and noticed issues which might be tough

With slavery occurring he wrote extra poetic stuff

In Chile, Pablo was within the senate

However others determined to make him depart it

He went to a college majoring in pharmacy –

was learning the thoughts and medical plant properties.

He studied singing and had a expertise for dancing.

Quickly sufficient Walter Mercado was appearing.

Sotomayer was born in New York Metropolis.

Within the Bronx the place the streets don’t have any pity.

When she was 9, her father died.

And the one ones by her facet

Had been her mom and her brother and her sense of pleasure.

Secondary Finalists

“The tenth muse,”
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Was a warrior, however she did her combating. With a pen, not sword- she fought along with her writing.
“The Mexican phoenix,”
Sor Juana was a genius.
Loving studying as only a younger woman, She‘s the primary printed feminist of the brand new world

Try your entire lesson on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz impressed by Jenela’s lyrics right here.

A few of my books embody magical realism.
From a younger age, I stood for feminism.
I gained two awards for my works in 2010,
And I’ve gained the Presidential Medal of Freedom since then.

Hace muchos muchos años nació el héroe de todo un continente.Aunque él aún no sabía, en lo que se convertiría estaba escrito que él sería quien nos liberaría.Si aún no sabes de quien te voy hablar prepara tu cabeza por que va a explotar.Su nombre fue Simón Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco ¡Aja asi es no estoy bromeando!

In Latino tradition there’s a big day,
To recollect the lifeless in dance, music, and play!
Be reminded of what our family members did and stated,
It’s Día De Los Muertos which implies Day of the Useless!

It wasn’t in regards to the portray, however the message for me

I might struggle all evening if it introduced justice to solely three

I wasn’t a kind of elitists
No, I made positive everybody might see

It didn’t matter, how arduous, how painful, how lengthy it took

No, I cared about creating change, one thing off e book

Thanks to everybody that submitted an entry. The educational shouldn’t cease when Hispanic Heritage Month ends. These themes and subjects can enrich cross-curricular studying all yr spherical. That’s why we’ve up to date the competition web page so you’ll be able to entry the rap-writing lesson at any time. 

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