Optional PDF documents for Module 4:
You finished Modules
1-3 and learned about national and state resources for working with low
income children, youth and families. This final module serves as a basic
introduction to one of our nation’s newest immigrant populations, Hispanics
Module 4 is divided
into two sections. The first half gives an introduction to immigration
’s Latino population. The second half highlights state and local Extension
programs that provide outreach to Latinos in Missouri.
Hispanic/Latino is used to title
Module 4; however,
it is important to note the difference between Hispanic and Latino terms.
Latino refers to people originating from, or having a heritage related to,
Latin America. Latinos are a superset of many nationalities.
Hispanic originated in the 16th century and referred to Iberian
Peninsula residents who spoke either Spanish or Portuguese. Although
Hispanic is often used to refer collectively to all Spanish-speakers, it
specifically refers to a lineage or cultural heritage related to Spain.
Hispanic is not a race, it is an ethnicity.
For the purposes of this
module, the term Latino will be used. For your purposes of building and
maintaining good relationships in your community, it is recommended that you
approach this sensitive topic thoughtfully by simply asking the individual’s
ˇVámonos! (Let’s Go!)
Do You Know Any Immigrants?
You may know more than you realize. Take a look at the list
residents and immigrants below.
name the countries where these celebrity residents and immigrants
originated? Click next for answers.
- Madeline Albright, former US Secretary
- Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary
- Linda Chavez, conservative columnist and
George W. Bush’s pick for Labor Secretary
- Sammy Sosa, professional baseball player
- Carlos Santana,
guitarist, Grammy winner (8), founding member of the Santana
- Hakeem Olajuwon, professional basketball
- Jerry Yank, cofounder of Yahoo! Inc.
- Tobias Taurel, president and CEO of Eli
Lilly & Co.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of
- Ramon Estevez (Martin Sheen), actor, one of
10 children of poor Spanish immigrant father
- Michael J. Fox, actor/founder of MJF
Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
- Peter Jennings, newsman
- Cesar Chavez, son of migrants, founder of
United Farm Workers, given Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Ted Koppel, newsman
- Andrew Grove, founder of Intel Corp.
- Placido Domingo, Opera Singer
- Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Archa III (Desi
Arnaz, aka “Ricky”), actor
- Gloria Estefan, singer
- Bob Hope, actor/comedien
- Angela Lansbury, actress
- Ricardo Montalban, actor
- Sidney Poitier, actor
- William Shatner, actor
- Elizabeth Taylor, actress
- Alex Trebek, game show host