I've taught my students about the education system in the United States (sooooo different from the Spanish system!!), about American Football (and all of its differences from soccer), about a few of my favorite National Parks, and many more aspects of my culture.
My favorite lesson I did with my students was about summer in America. Our holidays. Our activities. Our customs. Our obsession with red, white, and blue. During my slides on Memorial Day and the 4th of July, I highlighted the love for the colors of our flag. My students were all laughing when I told them that we even like to theme our cook-out food to match the flag.
The funny thing about Spain is that they LOVE to wear the American flag & the British flag, but you will rarely see them wearing their own. One of my host teachers told me, that in her opinion, it is because red, white, & blue is just a pretty combination, and red & yellow is not. Fair enough Verónica, fair enough!
Sadly, I'll be working at a sleep away summer camp in Alicante during the 4th of July this year. I can't wait to recreate the holiday with my family when I get home. Here's to dreaming of my favorite patriotic holiday!
The perfect recipe for a great 4th of July:
A festive 4th of July wreath to hang on your front door!
The perfect 4th of July dress.
A good playlist.
Gorgeous patriotic punch!
An easy and healthy flag dish!
The perfect 4th of July menu: BBQ meat, corn on the cob, baked beans, & potato salad. Yum!
This American flag pie is sure to impress your guests.
Oh, and lots and lots of American beer. Duh.
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