Endangered Languages

Mayan women

In this project students will learn about languages in danger of extinction in the Americas and the consequences for communities that speak them. After learning about these communities, students will create a conceptual mural by painting the names of the languages in danger of extinction on the walls of the hallway inside the World Languages building. This mural will serve as a reminder of the challenges many native communities face today as their native languages continue to disappear.

This will be a fun hands-on project for students who enjoy working as a team and are interested on sending a message to our community about this global challenge. 

Special Considerations

We will use ladders to paint some of the signs on the walls. 

Participants must be willing to follow COVID guidelines.  Participants should only attend illness free. If a participant should test positive for COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick them up at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with the student pick up. 

By selecting the above project, 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 if 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