Discover the Culture of Guatemala on Video
Explore the culture of Guatemala with this set of two classroom DVDs:
The Culture and Customs of Guatemala DVD
Join our high-school hosts, Marielos, a girl from Guatemala and Lorenzo, a boy from the United States, as they travel around the country. Take the journey with them as they explore the markets and teen life Antigua; mingle in the shopping mall and city life in Guatemala City; spend some time with a family in Panajachel; and visit Mayan homes in a village on Lake Atitlán. They share some of the rich culture and customs while visiting a farm, taking a ride on a Tuc Tuc, listening to the traditional marimba music, tasting some of the delicious food and so much more! ©2011. 25 minutes. English with Spanish vocab and subtitles. Not rated. All levels.
Day of the Dead: Guatemala DVD
Experience el Día de los Muertos in Guatemala with Marielos, a girl from Guatemala, and Lorenzo, a boy from the United States, and discover the importance of this family tradition. Join these high school students as they attend a Mayan shaman ceremony in Iximché; see the famous Giant Kites Festival in Sumpango; visit Chichicastenango; learn about altar customs in Antigua and taste fiambre in Santiago, Zamora. Lorenzo gets an up-close look at the enormous kites and discovers their deep traditional purpose when he meets up with a group of teens making one for the festival. ©2011. 30 minutes. English with Spanish vocabulary and subtitles. Beginning level. Not rated.