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Spanish V Students Immerse Themselves in Hispanic Culture

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Courtesy of Mary Murray
Spanish V students took a field trip to the Midtown Global Market.

In BSM’s Spanish V class, students not only have the opportunity to learn the Spanish language, but also to explore hispanic culture. To exercise these privileges, the Spanish V classes took a field trip during school on Thursday, April 11.

They traveled to the Midtown Market in Minneapolis. The market was loaded with unique, traditional food options that allowed visitors to more authentically experience other cultures. The foods they tried extended past Hispanic food, allowing the students to branch out and make the most of the excursion.

Senior Liam Moser thoroughly enjoyed his time learning new things on the field trip. Moser’s favorite part of the field trip was getting to showcase his talent by dancing with an instructor. Moser got to learn the art of the salsa dance. While salsa actually originated in Cuba, it usually involves some form of Spanish music. Salsa dancing is full of break steps, spins, and drops, making it a unique dance style to experience. Additionally, students were challenged to learn and communicate in mostly Spanish throughout the day. “The instructors and workers were instructed to talk to us in mostly Spanish for the whole day,” Moser said.

Andrew Walters, another senior, also enjoyed the different foods of non-Hispanic cultures that he got to experience. As the BSM Spanish V class went to the Midtown Market, they planned to experience mostly Spanish culture. To the class’ surprise, certain things such as the taco stand at the market were closed when they were there. This forced the Spanish V students to extend their palet past just Spanish food. The food that many students had never experienced before made them leave with a positive perspective on various countries and their food. “The food was phenomenal. I had Pad Thai and salsa verde,” Walters said.

I thought that this field trip was one of the most fun ones I have been on [in a ] while at BSM. It was different because it was meant for learning but in a more interesting way. I would 100 percent recommend this field trip for future years.”

— Liam Moser

Overall, the students enjoyed their time on this field trip and got to experience things that might not be a part of their everyday lives otherwise. It opened new perspectives for students and helped provide information and give them a new interest in unique cultures and places in the world. “I thought that this field trip was one of the most fun ones I have been on [in a ] while at BSM. It was different because it was meant for learning but in a more interesting way. I would 100 percent recommend this field trip for future years,” Moser said.

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