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PHS students study Mexican culture

Published: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 1:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 1:03 p.m. CDT
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Princeton High School Spanish class students Brandi Molitor (from left), Nicole Worgess, Nancy Duong, Gabriella Bonucci, Mackenzie Cain, Dani Berkler and Anjali Patel learn Mexican dance, culture and art, during a recent educational trip to Chicago.

PRINCETON — Spanish class students at Princeton High School enjoyed a fun and educational field trip to Chicago on Oct. 30.

The group visited the Mexican Cultural Museum in the Pilsen neighborhood where they learned about Mexican art and how Day of the Dead is celebrated. Next, they enjoyed an excellent tapas meal, complete with a Flamenco show at Café Babareeba restaurant.

The dancers and guitar players explained the history of the dance and taught the Spanish vocabulary that is associated with Flamenco, and the students got a chance to learn the dance itself. The teacher and chaperones debut on the dance floor was short-lived, but the students seemed to get the hang of it. Finally, they took a tour of the NBC towers, home of the Telemundo Spanish broadcasting station. The students began to understand how prevalent the Spanish language is, especially in the bigger cities, and how learning Spanish can be beneficial.

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