Proud of My Hispanic Heritage


Being Hispanic is not just about the food and parties, there’s so much history behind it, including the hard work and struggles that remind us of where we came from. Being Hispanic is one of the things I’m most proud of, and I know it’s something that can’t be taken away from me.

Jazmin Gonzalez Vega

Hi, I’m Daniel (Country manager for Latin America). I’m 100% Latino and I actually never heard of Hispanic Heritage Month before. You might wonder, “How can that be possible?” Well, since I live in Chile – a long narrow strip of land between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean – being surrounded by Latin culture is an everyday thing.

When AnnMaria (President of 7GG) and Diana (Project Manager) asked me to post material related to Hispanic Heritage Month, I just pretended I knew what that was about – what else could I do as a Latino not knowing that there’s a month dedicated to your heritage? So I started to investigate and find out about Hispanic people that are changing the negative perception of Latinos around the world. That’s how I got into one of my favorite podcasts that I’d like to share with you, it’s called “My identity is a superpower – not an obstacle” by America Ferrera (link below).

Living in a country (Chile) where only 2% of the population speaks fluent English and working for an American Company like 7 Generation Games, makes me think about the possibilities of what Latinos can do. I mean, even though AnnMaria and Maria (CEO) were born in the US, they have Venezuelan heritage, Diana has Mexican heritage, and the best and most important part is that they are women in a position of authority. Hispanic women in positions of authority are usually represented with a “chancla throw” and being overbearing. However, in this case, the positions of authority held were earned by working hard every day and in regards to 7 Generation Games, working hard to make children smarter by playing video games, isn’t that cool?!

Let’s embrace our Hispanic heritage, here’s a list of my favorite bilingual video games you can play or give to your children/nephew/class to learn about their Hispanic heritage:

AzTech: The Story Begins

Description: “AzTech: The Story Begins” teaches math as well as incorporates social studies and language arts – because real life isn’t broken down by subject. Making it twice as nice, it can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience. AzTech Games is the FIRST fully bilingual, cross-curricular math adventure game series on the market. Language of instruction is controlled by the player on every single page within the game, including text, audio and video content.


Recommended for 5-7 grade
Math topics Fractions and Statistics
Culture Latin America, Maya
Available for iPhone, Web

 

AzTech: Meet the Maya

Aztech pyramid

Description: In the heart of the Mayan jungle. In this fully bilingual game, players learn and apply skills from how to read timelines to understanding distributions to reading pictographs (and more!).


Recommended for 5-8 grade
Math topics Statistics
Culture Latin America, Maya
Available for iPhone, iPad

 

MAKING CAMP BILINGUAL (SPANISH)

Description: Whether you are teaching English language learners or want a fun app to expand your Spanish vocabulary, Making Camp Bilingual fills the bill. Packed with videos and activities, players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history as they learn about the Ojibwe. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game.


Recommended for 3-5 grade
Math topics Multiplication and Division
Languages Spanish/English
Culture Ojibwe (Chippewa) , Plains Indians
Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Web

 

 

Counting By 2 Languages AR

Description: Our first app for pre-school age and up teaches counting in English and Spanish. Kids will love seeing virtual numbers pop up in their real world in this new app from 7 Generation Games and Strong Mind Studios. Bring numbers to life in two languages in this interactive augmented reality app!


Recommended Ages 4-7
Math topics Counting
Languages Spanish/English
Available for iPhone, iPad, Android

 

Math: The Universal Language AR

Numbers in AR app showing answer to 7 x 8

Description: In Math: The Universal Language AR, you learn numbers and math terms plus practice multiplication facts in English and Spanish in our awesome AR game.


Recommended for 3-5 grade
Math topics Multiplication
Languages Spanish/English
Available for iPhone, iPad, Android

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