As the title suggests, Identidades reflects the multi-faceted nature of the Hispanic world and its people. A content-based book with integrated grammar and four-skills practice, Identidades approaches Hispanic culture -through uncommon, non-canonical topics and asks students to use language in ways that suggest immediacy. Activities are highly interrelated and directed towards desired communicative outcomes, creating uniquely integrated and cohesive chapters. The topics and reading content are highly motivating and are supported by a unique pedagogy and detailed strategies. The central goal of this program is to bring students to a level of language acquisition in which they are able to explore and experience many of the historical, cultural, and artistic manifestations of the Spanish-speaking world. FEATURES High-interest, non-canonical topics and themes Systematic expansion of cultural knowledge Development and transfer of cognitive skills Straightforward, integrated grammar Attention to all four skills Emphasis on process-oriented learning Unusually high level of chapter cohesion Superior reading strategies and instructor annotations Variety of both literary and non-literary genresCastells, Matilde O. is the author of 'Identidades Exploraciones E Interconexiones', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130304636 and ISBN 0130304638.