Mural of Endangered Languages of the Americas

Mayan women
Mireille Machefert
Ernesto Sanchez

In this project students will learn about languages in danger of extinction in the Americas and the potential consequences for communities that speak them. After learning about it, students will create a conceptual mural with the names of the languages painted on the walls of the hall inside the World Languages building. This mural will serve as a reminder of the challenges many native communities face today as their native languages are at risk of disappearing. This will be a fun hands-on experience for students with a teamwork spirit, attention to details, and interest in the future of native communities around the world.

Special Considerations

Participants must be willing to follow COVID guidelines.  If a participant, experiences any overlapping CDC symptoms of COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick up at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with student pick-up. CDC's possible symptoms of COVID can be found here.

By selecting the above project(s,) you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or your student becomes symptomatic and has to be isolated. 


Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education