The AP Spanish class at Soquel High School explores themes such as global challenges, public and private identities, family and community, contemporary life and many more. Under these themes other sub themes arise such as immigration, cultural identities, social injustices such as the role of women in our society. Therefore, the poems are connected to reflections either about how they see themselves as women or how men see women or the development of their own identities and the conflicts they encounter as they explore who they really are.
On the other hand, the essays are based on subtopics they found of interest to research such as immigration, domestic violence in our society. or how self esteem affects young people, etc. Students gathered data and presented arguments to support their thesis with evidence from the sources they investigated.
Finally, some students learned more about the experience of immigrants in our community. They conducted interviews to document their experiences on why they left their countries of origin, the struggles they faced as they traveled to the US and the difficulties they encountered as they settled in a new country.
Students made an authentic effort to offer strong projects and worked hard on them. We hope you learn and enjoy reading about them. Maestrad de SHS Roxana Jimenez