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Keywords: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia, South America, literature

Global Regions: Latin America

Countries: Colombia

Subjects: History and Social Studies, Language Arts & Literature

Resource Types: Curriculum

Time Periods: Contemporary, Modern

Themes: Culture and Society, Multiculturalism

Levels: High School (9-12)


Gabriel García Márquez

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Learning about Colombia through literature

This lesson plan consists of two parts. The first part calls for students to research the South American country of Colombia, birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The second part calls for students to read García Márquez's short story "La santa" and compare it to the movie Miracle in Rome which is based on another story by the same author.

"La santa" is available in English as "The Saint" in a collection entitled Strange Pilgrims, which is the English translation of García Márquez's Doce Cuentos Peregrinos.


Produced at: University of New Mexico, Latin American and Iberian Institute

Recommended by: RETANET: Resources for Teaching about the Americas

Length: Up to 3 weeks

Year Produced: 1996

Material: Online Curriculum

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