Finding the Music: En Pos De La Musica

About the Book

Book Review—Bilingual Book, Bicultural World: Finding the Music

http://www.spanishplayground.net/bilingual-book-bicultural-world-finding-the-music/

 

Book Review Libros Latin@s: Finding the Music/En Pos de la Música

https://latinosinkidlit.com/2015/06/11/libros-latins-finding-the-musicen-pos-de-la-musica/

 

Book Review Book Dragon

http://smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/finding-the-music-en-pos-de-la-musica-by-jennifer-torres-illustrated-by-renato-alarcao/

 

Interview with the Author, Jennifer Torres

https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2882/interviews

 

Author’s Personal Webpage

https://jenntorres.com/

 

Illustrator’s Personal Webpage

http://www.renatoalarcao.com.br/

 

2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books

http://coloursofus.com/2016-americas-award-winning-childrens-books/

Geography

Mexico – National Geographic for Kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/mexico/#mexico-dancers.jpg

 

Mexico Facts for Kids | Mexico Attractions | Food | People | Geography

http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/mexico-facts.html

 

Mexico | history - geography | Britannica.com

http://www.britannica.com/place/Mexico

 

Mexico Vacation Travel Video Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZPqcy7F2dA

Language

Learn the Top 25 Must-Know Spanish Phrases!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvnBAQFsmu0

 

Learn the Top 15 Favorite Spanish Words (Chosen by Fans)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKCmXT5dHvI

 

Learn the Top 15 Spanish Questions You Should Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9MN36anbx0

Music

History of the Mariachi

http://www.mariachi.org/history.html

 

Cielito Lindo Mariachi Letra Lyrics Españo Ingles/ Spanish English Lovely Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWABwgjMRlI

 

Ay, Yai, Yai, Yai Canta y No Llores - Mariachi International Mexico De Noche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neqwVu4Rr0c

 

Best Mariachi Music – Audio recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVe7_2UEQ8

 

“Celebrating Women in Mariachi” | Page from author’s website, includes links to information about female mariachi performers, and a video of a high school mariachi group, Mariachi Chavez.

https://jenntorres.com/2015/03/30/celebrating-women-in-mariachi/

 

Mariachi Chavez | High school mariachi band

https://jenntorres.com/2016/02/18/que-viva-mariachi-fremont/

 

Mexican Mariachi Music | Basic overview of mariachi

http://kidworldcitizen.org/2014/06/19/mexican-mariachi-music/

 

Smithonian Folkways Recordings | includes numerous tracks of mariachi music

http://www.folkways.si.edu/

 

Mariachi Flor De Toloache: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

https://youtu.be/-rl26QKPHtE

 

Sebastien De La Cruz & El Charro De Oro Mariachi Band

https://youtu.be/nE2pJbDZoH8

 

 

Teaching Activities

Story Map By Author

https://jenntorres.com/books/activities-for-the-classroom/story-map/

 

Mini-Memoir

https://jenntorres.com/books/activities-for-the-classroom/mini-memoir/

 

Teachingbooks.net basic information on the book: Finding The Music / En Pos De La Música

https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=44260&a=1

 

Kid Activities | Mexican Theme

http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Cinco-de-Mayo-for-Kids.aspx

 

Resources about Mexico

https://www.teachervision.com/mexico/north-america/63984.html

 

Diego Rivera For Kids: Make Your Own Mural!

http://kidworldcitizen.org/2014/03/23/diego-rivera-for-kids-make-your-own-mural/

 

7 Mexican Games for Children: Traditional Fun

https://blog.udemy.com/mexican-games/

 

Mexican Maracas

http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/mexican_maracas.htm

 

Shakers & Maracas

http://www.letsplaykidsmusic.com/homemade-musical-instruments-shakers-maracas/

 

Paper Plate Vihuela

https://jenntorres.com/2015/10/15/make-a-paper-plate-vihuela-or-guitar/

 

Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom

Learning about Latin American history and culture through dance – while written for high school grades, contains video material that may be useful at all levels.

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-9-12/Baila_Latin_Dance