Culture & History of Los Angeles: OIvera Street

by  Banyan Global Learning

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Students learn about the founding of Los Angeles! Starting from the original town square, travel live with your teacher to learn who founded Los Angeles and where they came from. Olvera street today looks the same as it did 250 years ago! Experience the vibrant sights and sounds of the diverse cultures of Spain and Mexico.

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By Request: $300.00


One class period

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Economics/Business, Foreign/World Languages, International, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Banyan Global Learning

Farmdale, NY
United States

Banyan Global Learning is a virtual education content provider with a global network of innovative educators. Our live virtual programs connect learners to undiscovered places, new people and fresh ideas

Our programs are taught LIVE and on location (time zone permitting) with TWO teachers — one driving the lesson progression and the other engaging from the field. These dynamic programs are unlike any educational program you have experienced. 

We have created a suite of virtual programs to reach all levels of learners in three main content areas: Social and Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, and Global Citizenship.

We love designing new programs, so if we don't currently have what you're looking for, just ask.

Banyan Global Learning believes in the power of live video to bridge cultural divides, expand empathetic thinking and prepare our students to navigate real life. We are mission-driven to create authentic connections that fulfill the needs of students and teachers alike.  

Robyn Bodin

Program Details


1. Program begins in front of the church mural whose name gave us “Los Angeles”.
2. Travel the Olvera Plaza to meet the King who founded the city, the names of the first 37 residents, and even the land where many are still buried today.
3. Stop at a section of the Berlin wall to discuss how immigration, and freedom, today has its roots in early Los Angeles
4. Walk from one end of the famous Olvera Plaza to the other, stopping at various shops, historical homes, and murals to learn about early Mexican-American and modern Chicano culture.
5. Watch pre-recorded video of Teacher Travis at various food trucks around the city to learn about popular mexican food in Los Angeles.
6. End with Teacher eating at the restaurant that created the first taco!


Participants will understand the diversity of Los Angeles
Participants will compare Olvera with their own city
Participants will learn about the rich history of Latine Americans