|Source: What Should I Write My Report On?
Outstanding Hispanic Americans
| Fact 1
||Chosen from 2,000 applicants, Dr. Ellen Ochoa (1959-) became
the first Hispanic female astronaut.
- Write a script for a TV show called "This Is Your Life, Ellen
- With a partner, write and tape-record an interview with another
Hispanic adventurer such as Everett Alvarez, Jr., a Navy pilot,
or Manuel Lisa, a trader and explorer.
||Critics all agreed that the exotic beauty and brilliant technique
of Evelyn Cisneros (1958-) made her an outstanding prima ballerina.
- Write and illustrate a children's biography about the life
and accomplishments of Cisneros.
- Create a comic strip about another Hispanic dancer such as
||The first time he ran for mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Henry
Cisneros (1947) received 62% of the vote. Running for a second
term, he received almost 95% of the vote. In 1993, he became the
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Clinton's
- Write an encyclopedia entry about the life and accomplishments
of Henry Cisneros.
- Write a magazine article about another Hispanic governmental
official such as Antonia Novello, a U.S. Surgeon General, or
Dennis Chavez, the first Hispanic U.S. senator.
|| "From my earliest days," Pablo Casals (18761973) once
told a friend, "music was for me an activity as normal as breathing."
Casals became a world-famous cellist, composer, and conductor.
- Tape-record some of Casals' music and as you play it, tell
about the major events in his life.
- Give an oral report on the life of another famous Hispanic
creative artist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes.