Each year our chapter of SHH participates in variety of activities, but one of our favorites continues to be The Pulsera Project. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, I encourage you to check out their website: http://www.pulseraproject.org/. I use the available teaching material for mini lessons leading up to and during our pulsera (bracelet) sale, and the SHH members sell the pulseras during lunch and at a variety of after school activities like basketball games and school performances. The students absolutely love the project and to see how they are helping others. Other activities we have done include conducting a supplies drive for a Bolivian orphanage (fill a suitcase to send down), raising money for disaster relief, viewing Spanish-speaking movies in the theatre (or the recent Disney movie Coco), and hosting a lock-in. We’ve taken trips to the zoo wildlights, tried new restaurant, had grocery store scavenger hunts in Spanish…the opportunities are endless.
If your school doesn’t yet have a Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica department, I highly encourage you to talk to your colleagues and start a chapter. Our first inductee class was very small (five students), but it has grown in a short time to be an important organization in our school and one that I firmly believe has helped grow student interest in our department. The entire school loves to get involved and support our projects, continuing to spread awareness about being global citizens. Please contact me if you have any questions or need help getting your own SHH started. Or visit our website at: http://www.aatsp.org/?SHH