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Instructions for a creative Spanish project are outlined in this colorful presentation. This project requires students to work in groups and create their own PowerPoint or poster about planning a trip to Mexico. It includes directions, as well as a presentation grading rubric. Note: This project can be altered to fit your classroom needs.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the events of the Columbian Exchange. In groups, they identify and describe five main areas of cultural exchange between the Spanish and the Native Americans. They examine the economic impact of each area on both groups. To end the lesson, they create a poster sharing this information with their classmates.
What are you wearing today? Practice basic vocabulary with your Spanish speakers and then have them translate a series of sentences from English into Spanish and vice versa. Consider also having them write a short paragraph about the outfit they are wearing today. They could include each item, the color of each item, and which part of their outfit they like best.
Students brainstorm and make list of successful and funny classic TV comedy shows, discuss, in Spanish, specifics of shows on list, review biography of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, and view episode of Chespirito, jotting down information about setting, characters, and sequence. Students then rewrite actions in proper sequence, compare and contrast Mexican and American television comedy, and compose and present original comedy scene.