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Bringing Black History into the World Language Classroom

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Throughout the year as a business Command Performance is actively working to include new titles by new voices, not just one month a year.   That is reflected in our broadening selection of comprehensible readers (featured below).  We've included here more resources for teachers to dive deeper into Black History Month, but encourage all teachers to use these resources and books to weave Afro-Latino and Afro-Franco culture, history and representation into lessons year-round.   
One way to support Black History Month is financially.  Dollars spent in your local black community work to build the financial power of that community.  Money spent at local bookstores, local restaurants, local printers or local graphic designers is an important way to consciously re-direct wealth.  If you know of an author or content-creator we should be amplifying, let us know and we'll add them to this blog.
This year Command Performance will continue to seek out black-owned businesses, Latino-owned businesses, Women-owned businesses, LGBTQ owned businesses and environmentally conscious and sustainable businesses to collaborate with and patronize as we also continuously build our diverse selection of readers.   Dollars you spent with Command Performance are re-invested in finding and promoting new authors.  We are always looking for strong writers and a diverse array of perspectives.
Check out all of these Afro-Latino and Afro-Franco Comprehension-Based readers, resources and amazing webinars!  Find something you like?  Share the blog on your social media and help us amplify these great resources.


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Qui Parle Francais? books 1-10 by Carla Tarini

 One-page first-person biographies of 100 historical figures from France, Syrie, Pologne, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Louisiane, Belgique, Sénégal, Les Seychelles,  Mauritanie, Algérie, Tchad, Togo, 
Guadeloupe, Guyane, Île Maurice, Djibouti, Mayotte, Burkina Faso, Tunisie, Niger, 
Canada, Pondichéry, Suisse, Gabon, Monaco, Saint-Domingue, le Maroc, République du Congo, le Maroc, Autriche, Rwanda, Mali, Tchad, Cambodge, Polynésie Française and les États Unis.

French webinar teacher training series


Benjamin Tinsley, Incorporating AfroFranco Culture in the French Classroom from Level 1, 
Abdel Khila and Dahiana Castro Francophone Products & Practices through CI : Le caftan marocain
Carla Tarini Teaching Qui Parle Francais?with demo by Daniel Kline Dubois and Sabrina Sebban

On Aime La Musique - Thematic Unit with Benjamin Tinsley


On Aime La Musique is an acquisition-based thematic unit that centers the cultural practices and products of Black and Brown people in the Francophone world. This collection of comprehensible story scripts and authentic sources will empower French teachers of all levels to foster linguistic proficiency growth while uplifting the voices of the Global Majority. Includes: Story & Map Talk Scripts Authentic videos & texts Proficiency-Based Assessment Tools

RACHEL LUCAS, World Language Teacher Tech Academy and Jenniffer Saldaña Whyte

If you're looking for resources for Black History Month we got you covered. A While back I  (Rachel Lucas) hosted several training sessions with the amazing Jenniffer Whyte from the Incorporating Afro-Latino Culture in Spanish Classrooms community . The training sessions are jam packed with amazing tips on how to Introduce Afro-Latino Culture to your world language students. Jenniffer specializes in incorporating Afro-Latino culture year round not just during Black History Month. In addition, to the amazing tips she also provided several done for you No-Prep lesson resources you can use with your students. The training sessions include a personalized PD certificate.
On-Demand Workshops For A Limited Time!
How to Introduce Afro-Latino Culture to your Students with Rachel Lucas and Jenniffer Saldaña Whyte
✅ How to easily integrate Afro-Latino culture into daily routines.
✅ Discover the best literature, music, and dance to introduce to your students.

A.C. Quintero resource on Epsy Campbell Barr, vice-president of Costa Rica.

Epsy Campbell Barr has made history as the first female vice president of African descent in Costa Rica. Her milestone success is one to marvel at, once you’ve learned her story. This resource digs into her biography, passions, and the overall success of her family. This would be a perfect addition to Black History Month, discussions around, Afrolatinidad, women empowerment, social justice, and immigration.
Themes highlighted in the resource
  • Immigration- Epsy is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants
  • Black History
  • Women’s History Month
  • Leadership
  • Family
  • Social justice
  • Equality
  • Human Rights
Jennifer Saldaña Whyte is also beginning the Black History Fiesta Series.  <<--- Sign up here. 

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