Students in Mr. Linen's 6th grade social studies class have been writing pen-pal letters to a class in Atlanta, Georgia, who are learning Spanish. The students from Bunche Middle school get to practice their Spanish with our own native-speaker students, and Mr. Linen's class explores current events and politics, with views from the (mostly) African-American 7th graders. Almost a full year of writing letters culminated in May, with a Google Hangout with the two classes. The students from Bunche MS got to speak to their pen pals live and in person, ask basic questions, and give answers about their own lives. Our students also had the opportunity to ask about their opinions on topics ranging from Donald Trump and his border wall, to North Korea and their nuclear plan, and the general opinions about Mexicans in the United States. Both groups immensely enjoyed the experience, and look forward to maintaining contact in the future.
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