Language Death in Oaxaca

June 16, 2022 by Student Diego M.

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Learning Targets

  • 21st Century Skills
  • human systems and stewardship
  • Inquiry and Research Design
  • Interpretation and Expression
  • Language Arts
  • People and Cultures

Driving Question: How can I use video to present my investigations (SPEED factors) into the lives of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico?

Project Summary: For his project, Diego focused on the death of indigenous languages in Oaxaca and how the Zapotec people are fighting to keep their language alive, despite the odds.

Student Reflection:
“Even though I live in Mexico, exploring another side of the culture was really interesting, such as language death. Connecting with people and learning about the story was something special that I can’t really put into words.”