Epsy Campbell Barr Biography & Activities|Afrolatina |Black History |Spanish 1+

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
Formats Included
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10 pages
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What is this fabulous resource? 

Epsy Campbell Barr has made history as the first female vice president of African descent in Costa Rica.  Her milestone success is one to marvel at, once you’ve learned her story. This resource digs into her biography, passions, and the overall success of her family. This would be a perfect addition to Black History Month, discussions around, Afrolatinidad, women empowerment, social justice, and immigration.

Themes highlighted in the resource 

  • Immigration- Epsy is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants 
  • Black History 
  • Women’s History Month 
  • Leadership 
  • Family 
  • Social justice
  • Equality 
  • Human Rights 

What’s included in this resource? 

1.  One-page biography about Epsy Barr Campbell (with unfamiliar words being glossed in the text)

2. Conexiones: Students write the part of the text that matches the image

3. Comprehension questions in English, which also include critical thinking sections and personal connections. 

4. Las causes importantes: students get to choose which causes are important to them (in connection to the reading) 

5. Comprehension questions, critical thinking, and personal connections in Spanish (editable version included).

6. An article about Epsy’s Sister and her poem in Spanish (and translated to English) highlighting the theme of identity and self-acceptance. 

7. Comprehension questions and specific identity-themed activity (editable version included)

8. Comprehension questions in English (editable version included)

9. Quizlet set for both articles: Click here for the set make a copy to customize. 

10. Glossary template should teachers want students to personalize their word search. 

Looking for more ways to engage highlight the contributions of Afro-Latin@s? Check out the resources below!

Las voces diversas de la diáspora

Hispanic Heritage Afro-Excellence Bundle


Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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