Health and Medicine within the Latino community: A cultural comparison (remedios y curanderismo)- A Spanish Language Lesson

In this lesson students will use the five modes of communication(reading, writing, speaking, listening and movement) in the target language(Spanish) to explore health and medicine as practiced by the latino community. Students will also have the opportunities to culturally compare and contrast their means of health and medicine through primary sources dissecting leading socio-economic issues, values and traditions that contributed to the practice of curanderismo.

Students will learn about the plants/herbs used in curanderismo/remedios, write a step by step instruction for a remedio and role play the use and purpose of the remedio in class.

Created By: Evelyn Firman, Peak to Peak Charter School